Meet CTE Teacher Chris Humbert
Meet CTE Teacher Chris Humbert: From Designing Buildings to Designing Curriculum
The bell marks the end of the school day, but Chris Humbert is still going strong. Students are slow to leave his classroom, and there are some who walk in from the hall to say ‘hi.’ Mr. Humbert obviously has the respect of his students at Kearns Junior High School, and is quick to acknowledge their strengths and contributions. Given his ease in this classroom setting, you would never guess that he hasn’t spent his whole career here, but in truth, Mr. Humbert was an architect for many years before pursuing his teaching credentials. There were a number of steps involved in making his way to a full time teaching position at Kearns Junior about three years ago, and he credits Granite School District’s Great Beginnings pedagogy classes for giving him a big advantage as he moved from industry into teaching.
Mr. Humbert encourages students to participate in Career and Technical Education – especially Technology and Engineering, and is constantly on the lookout for new ways to communicate all the advantages that CTE courses have to offer. His web page offers his students in CTE Intro (7th grade), Gateway to Technology (8th grade), and Gateway to Engineering (9th grade), a central location for finding course information and more. Mr. Humbert has also just started a Twitter account (follow @MrHumbertKJH) and is eager to find ways to use Twitter and other social media to communicate and share with students and their parents.