I recently had the chance to talk to Mr. Fewell before he bids farewell to Butler and to teaching. Mr. Fewell has been teaching science at the middle and high school level for 32 years. 22 of those years were at Butler. Not too many can say they taught at the same school for that long!
Q: What will you miss most about teaching?
A: “I will miss interacting with the kids and teaching real world problems they can use for the rest of their lives.”
Q: What have you taught?
A: “ I taught middle school 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science. 10th grade biology and chemistry”.
Q: What do you look forward to most about retirement? Any plans?
A: “ I look forward to treating myself and just giving myself self care and to spend time with Marsha(wife) and dog Boomer.” I plan to travel and keep running CS Photography for a few more years.”
Q: What did you like most about teaching?
A: “June, July and August!” (He says while laughing.) “all kidding aside I enjoyed teaching math based science skills that the kids can use to solve problems in the real world.”
Q: Do you have a favorite Butler story or memory?
A: “I have to many it’s hard to say a favorite but one that I do have is the pep rally’s I loved that Mr.Bloss who use to run the pep rally’s and worked at Butler still came to them even after he retired”.
Q: Any last lesson you want your students to know?
A: “What students do in their lives matters and will make a difference.”
Thank you, Mr. Fewell. You will certainly be missed at Butler. “Once a Bear always a bear”