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  • Q5: St. Mary's teacher Glenn Young

  • Glenn Young is an American government and geography teacher at St. Mary’s High School who has been teaching for 38 years. He has held a variety of positions over the years at the Independence Catholic high school including teacher, coach and administrator.

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  • Glenn Young is an American government and geography teacher at St. Mary’s High School who has been teaching for 38 years. He has held a variety of positions over the years at the Independence Catholic high school including teacher, coach and administrator.
    To celebrate his years of service to St. Mary’s High School, there will be a Celebration of the Eucharist at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. A reception will follow.
    1. Why did you want to become a teacher?
    After completion of my BA in Law Enforcement, I worked as a Probation Officer for two years. With the recidivism rate as high as it was, I decided to try and help teenagers set their life in a proper direction and to make wise choices.
    2. What has kept you at St. Mary’s for the last 40 years? What makes it a such a special school?
    Downtown Blue Springs has a wonderful Being a part of and seeing the growth and development in the thousands of students over the years will always hold a special place in my heart. St. Mary’s is special because it is small, but mighty, in producing outstanding young men and women.
    3. How do you feel about retiring at the end of the 2012-13 school year after so many years in education?
    I look forward to engaging myself with seeing and socializing more with my children and grandchildren since I will not be spending so many of my evenings and weekends grading papers and making lesson plans.
    4. Why did you decided to teach at a Catholic school vs. a public school? Why do you enjoy the Catholic education environment?
    I am a product of Catholic school education and know the value of it. I fell in love with St. Mary’s from day one and enjoy the close relationships that are built (students and parents) with teaching in a small school.
    5. What are you going to miss most about teaching?
    The thing I will miss most about teaching is seeing young minds develop into quality critical thinkers who wish to take in as much knowledge as they can.
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