Perhaps one of the most noteworthy yet understated teacher in both REV and Citrus is Russell Loew. Mr. Loew teaches Math at both REV and Citrus, as he is a teacher on assignment. Apart from being a teacher, Mr. Loew has been serving in the army for 16 years.
1. What inspired you to be a teacher?
I kind of walked into teaching. Graduated from college and wanted a day job. I had been working for about 8 years in nightclubs and the school district needed subs.
2. How long have you been teaching?
I got my first long term sub job in 1999 at Clement Middle School. I finished the year there and then got a full-time job at Cope Middle School working with Mr. Maloney’s father when he was still a counselor. From there back to Clement and then I got hired by Mr. Maloney to work at REV in the summer of 2002. The rest is history, as they say.
3. What do you enjoy most about teaching?
Working with kids and seeing them develop. It is rewarding to see students who went through my class talking about how they loved the experience and how it helped them in college or at work. That is fun. As a matter of fact the local Stater Brothers has 6 of my old students working there.
4. What inspired you to join the military?
My father and grandfather served in the Infantry during times of war. Plus I enjoy a challenge and the Army seemed like a good fit at that time in my life. Everyone should serve you will meet the best America has to offer and you will make friends you will have for life.
5. What is your rank in the military?
I am currently a Captain promotable which means I will promote to major in a few months.
6. How long have you been in the military?
I entered service in 2000 at Sand Hill training area, FT. Benning Georgia.
7. Is there any memorable stories/adventures from the military that you would like to share?
I lot of stories that are just stories. That are funny now but when you’re in the suck they aren’t so funny.
Both REV and Citrus are extremely grateful to have a teacher who gives so much back to the community and is willing to risk his life in order to serve our great nation. Thank you Mr. Loew.