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 April 4, 2019


Mr. Staton
Mr. Staton
By: Ashley Sherrodd

Mr. Staton, the middle school band and choir teacher, was recently interviewed for Feature the Teacher. Known as one of the brightest and most positive teachers at Lockwood, Mr. Staton says life is a lot easier with a smile on your face. Seeing his smiling face is guaranteed to brighten up anyone's day. Before Mr. Staton became a teacher, he was a father attending college. Studying how children learn, and ages which they comprehend different skills made Mr. Staton not only a better teacher, but a better father. In this way, teaching has not only impacted his school life, but his personal life. Mr. Staton has also stated that his favorite thing to see in a student is them finally grasping a concept, or watching a student develop a passion and love for music. ¨That is something that I can't teach, only help kids tap into.¨ Throughout Mr. Staton's life, he has been fascinated with the music that has been placed in his life since he was a child. He used to sing to his grandfather in the nursing home at a young age, which is what tapped into his love for music. Performing is something that Mr. Staton does not get to do as often as he would prefer, but he enjoys performing and watching performances as well. Mr. Staton's favorite performance so far was a musical called "Ragtime" where he was able to sing and perform with one of his daughters, Skyy Staton. The two were both part of a family in the musical and Mr. Staton would sing to her every night. He says it was his favorite performance, and that nothing could top it.

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Mr. Digiallonardo
Mr. Digiallonardo
By: Kenzie Colpitts

Rob Digiallonardo started working at Lockwood 7 years ago as a third grade teacher. After doing that for three years, he moved up to 4th grade, where he taught for three and a half years, then spent half a year as a fifth grade math teacher. When asked why he wanted to be a teacher he said, "My dad was a teacher, and I always liked watching him interact with his students. I saw the positive difference he made in students lives and I knew that I wanted to do the same thing. I want all of my students to be successful in life and be the best person they can be. So I do everything in my power to help students reach their highest success." Mr. D. was also asked what he thought it takes to be a good teacher. He explained what all teachers try to do, "I think a good teacher takes the time to build a relationship with each student that they have in their class. They take the time to get to know the students and what type of things are going to motivate them. I also believe a good teacher takes the time to make themselves a better teacher, and they never stop being a student either.I feel that just like everyone else, students' outside lives have an affect on their ability to learn. I also believe that the students have the ability to overcome any situation and be successful in school." The last question that we asked of Mr. D. was what place technology has in teaching, and he replied, "Technology is a great tool in education. You have a vast amount of knowledge at you fingertips. We just have to balance it out, and not over-rely on it." This is the amazing teacher that became the assistant principal. Thanks Mr. D. for all the knowledge that you gave all of us for all of these years!!


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