Friday, September 22, 2006

Friday Spotlight on Mr. Scavette

Mr. Scavette

Physical Science and Chemistry Teacher

Woodbury Jr.-Sr. High School

Gary Daniel Scavette

• College(s) and degrees(s):
Southern Maine Technical College (Associates of Science Marine Biology and Oceanography), Glassboro State College (BS in Biology / Secondary Ed)

• Work experience:
Teacher of Middle School Science -- 3 yrs, Teacher of Honors Chemistry and AP Physics -- 11 years, Charter Boat Captain and Registered Maine Guide for my own Company (Northeast Anglers Inc.) -- summers 8 years, Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Personal Trainer -- current, Outdoor Writer (Monthly Columnist for Northwoods Sporting Journal) -- 5 years

• Favorite books
o fiction: The Lorax, Dr. Seuss
o nonfiction: A variety of Chemistry and Physics references

• Favorite television show:
Very seldom watch TV?????

• Last movie I loved:
A River Runs Through It

• Music CD that I have almost worn out from repeated playing:
James Taylor, Sweet Baby James

• Person (living or not) that I’d like to have lunch with and why:
My father (deceased). He did not live long enough to see what I have become or to see my lovely children.

• Visiting this place makes me peaceful:
The vast wilderness north of Monson Maine

• One item on my “to do” list that I can’t seem to get to:
Fly fishing in Pennsylvania on Sundays

• Favorite animal (domestic or wild):
My Brittany Spaniel Molly -- the finest upland bird dog In the Northeast!

• Favorite sports team:

The Philadelphia Eagles

• Destination of my fantasy vacation trip:
Fly fishing for wild trout in Alaska

• Details about the teacher I will never forget who inspired me to enter the profession:
Dr. Siegel (college professor). He demanded the highest standards and expectations of his students. Dr. Siegel showed me that intelligence is not predetermined at birth and can grow through hard work, discipline, and a positive view that "you can accomplish anything you set your mind to do if you are not afraid to work at it."

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