Kingsland welcomes new technology education instructor
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 6:16 AM
Andrew Brouwer is looking forward to his new job at Kingsland.
"I enjoy working with my hands and learning new technology," said Kingsland's new technology education instructor.
He has been a teacher for the past 12 years and has taught elementary students in addition to high school students.
"I graduated from high school in 1986, and from Bemidji State University in 1998," Brouwer related, adding that he has previously taught at schools in Houston, Texas, for three years, Marshall, Minn., for three years, and Bagley, Minn., for six years. He decided to come to Kingsland because "It looked like a nice school to teach at."
Brouwer most anticipates being a member of the Kingsland staff and "meeting new friends and students," though he's challenged by the prospect of "learning new names and traveling."
He feels that the most important thing students should learn while in school is "how to become independent learners and that they can do anything they want in life."
The teacher likes "seeing students learn and grow."
Brouwer lives in Rochester with his family, including his wife, Pam, and two sons, Josh, a student at the University of Minnesota, and Jacob, who is in seventh grade.
He enjoys spending his spare time on the golf greens and taking time to be with his family.