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Teacher Tuesday: Scott Goetsch

Scott Goetsch, Middle School Science Teacher and Eighth Grade Dean

How long have you been at ESD?

25 years.

What's your favorite class or project?

"The earthquake project and astronomy."

What's your favorite spot on campus?

"The science lab."

What's your favorite candy or sweet treat?

"Chocolate chip cookies or cherry cobbler."

Did you always know you wanted to be a teacher?

"I always knew. Teaching runs in my family. Both of my parents and 3 out of 4 of my grandparents were teachers."

Fun Fact.

"I can juggle. My favorite thing to juggle is the pins."


Playing board games.

What do you love about ESD?

"Community. I love that the kids are exposed to so much and that they can be who they want to be. I really like the whole child philosophy."

What's 1 tip you would give to students?

"Don't try for perfection. Embrace mistakes and learn from them."