Neighbors' Educational Opportunities:
NEO Adult Education Teacher
Subjects: High School Equivalency/ H.S.E. (formerly G.E.D.) Teacher, E.S.L., and High School Math Teacher
"I have no children, and in my free time, I would like to be able to say that I run marathons and dance a mean salsa, samba, and mambo, but for now, I can honestly say that I enjoy walking, bowling, and reading."
- David Sepherd
Mr. Shepherd graduated from Hobart High School and then earned a bachelor's degree in agronomy (plant and soil sciences) from Purdue University in West Lafayette. Six years later, he returned to school to attend Purdue University Calumet in Hammond part-time. By 1997 he had graduated with a teaching certificate when Portage Adult Education (later to become NEO) came calling. He has worked in all facets of the adult education and high school programs since then.
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - Yeats
Why I teach:
It's the most rewarding career I could have chosen. It fulfills the need to feel connected to people while helping them achieve their goals.
A Memorable School Experience:
Competing in the bicentennial spelling bee in junior high school!