Driver’s education teacher Adam Watt joined the faculty earlier this year.
Watt has been teaching for 7 years.
He attended St. Francis University for two years, then went to Slippery Rock for another two years for health and physical education. He wanted to become a teacher because of his family.
“My whole family is teachers and I thought it was a great job, and I really wanted to influence students and children,” Watt said.
Before becoming the driver’s education teacher, Watt taught elementary physical education for five years. His favorite part of teaching is being able to work with students and help influence them.
“I wanted to teach at Altoona because it’s a great school district and has a large diversity and I can influence a lot more students,” Watt said.
Watt’s first impression of the high school was its size. Watt wanted to teach driver’s education at the high school because he has always liked cars and the whole aspect of driving.
Only juniors and seniors can take the class. Watt thinks that it is a good idea for upperclassmen to take the class because they are more likely to be of driving age. Watt thinks that all students should take driver’s education.
“Students need to know the rules of the roads. They might learn some new car maneuvers and it will keep them safe and others around them as well,” Watt said.