Teacher Feature: Mr. Hedde
- What was the strangest job you have ever had?
I don’t think I’ve ever had any strange jobs. I have had a variety of jobs ranging from working at the hog plant in Logansport to driving a truck cross country working for an excavating company. Probably the most unique job I’ve had is as a trainer of show quarter horses. I did this through high school and for the next 20 years after that. I showed the horses from Colorado to Washington DC and from Alabama to Michigan and it was a very interesting experience. Being associated with horse people did give me an opportunity to ride a Brahma bull once, which was not fun; in fact, it hurt.
- What is the most stressful part of your job?
As far as my educational job, the most stressful would be just worrying about students and what’s going to happen to them. There have been many evenings and sleepless nights that I worry about the kids.
- Who would be your project dream team?
I can’t think of any team that I’ve worked with that really stands out above everyone else. Any good team has input and effort from everyone on it.
- What unusual workplace benefit would you love to receive?
Being able to bring my dog to school.
- What is the best free food to discover in the teachers’ lounge?
Fresh baked brownies or fresh bread chocolate chip cookies
- Bonus: If you could have dinner with anyone in history who would it be?
It would be nice to have dinner with greats like RFK, RBG, MLK, Dean Smith, John Wooden, or any number of people wiser than me. However, the person I would most want to have dinner with is Robert Leo Hedde. My dad passed away when he was only 57 and there’s not a day that goes by that I wish I could run something by him or ask him for his advice.