Teachers of the Year share common philosophy

Originally published Jan. 15, 2019 in the Herald-Citizen.

By Jim Herrin

The kindergarteners in Caleb Reese’s Physical Education class were clearly excited as they filed into the gym Friday afternoon.

“Walk quietly to the circle,” he instructed them, but for some, the exuberance could not be contained, and they began running to the designated spot.

“Uh-oh. Strike one,” Reese said as he began explaining the exercises they were going to be doing — including classics like jumping jacks and newer innovations called burpees — while also offering encouragement. Read More