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Evan Egerer

Evan EgererBilingual Third Grade Teacher in the Pasco School District, Self-Employed Musician

Pasco, Washington

Integrated Studies-Language Arts major 2010

Evan Egerer is passionate about being a bilingual teacher. Currently working as a bilingual third-grade teacher for the Pasco School District, he loves working with Hispanic students, growing their literacy and oral skills in both English and Spanish, and watching them rise to new levels as they take their first rounds of national testing. In addition, Egerer is a self-employed musician and aims to show God’s love to his audiences.

How does your time at SPU connect to the work you’re doing today?

I graduated with a major in integrated studies-language arts and a certification in elementary education, so I wouldn’t be a teacher without it. Also, I met my wife the first day of freshman year, and I wouldn’t be adopting and fostering animals without her influence. She’s also the one who pushed me to start my music career, so I guess I owe my music career to SPU, too!

Who made a difference in your SPU education?

I definitely remember Dr. Tom Amorose, who was an incredibly kind person who made me smile. I only got to take one class with him, but his teaching style was passionate, and he remembered me for years. The fact that he seemed to genuinely care about me was a big positive point in my time there.

What advice do you have for students about life after graduation?

Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone, the greatest opportunities for growth are never in comfortable places.

 

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