Getting to know the new teachers: Mr. Yegge


Jazz Maclean

Mr. Yegge, a first-year teacher, graduated from RHS in 2015. He teaches Wellness in Heritage 203. We’re glad he’s here!

Q: What are the best and worst things about being a teacher?

A: “I think the best thing about being a teacher is being able to work with kids, create a relationship, create those bonds that hopefully will last past their 4 years of high school. The worst thing is honestly not being able to see your kids succeed; it sucks because there are so many boundaries that we don’t really get to work with outside of school. It’s sad when kids are in tough circumstances, and you have to send them back to that. You just need to take advantage of the time you have with them.”

Q: Why did you choose to be a teacher?

A: “I chose to be a teacher because the best part of being a teacher is that you get to work with kids, and it’s fun to watch them grow and develop into young adults and kick them out into society ready to take on the world.”

Q: What college did you go to?

A: “I went to Oregon State where I got my bachelor’s degree, and after Oregon State, I went to Northwest Christan where I got my master’s degree.”

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: “I’m a coach. I coach baseball and football. I like sports. I like hiking, exploring and road-tripping.”

Q: Do you have any pets?

A: “I have a puppy named Sam. She is 4 months old and is my best friend.”

Q: What is your favorite movie?

A: “My favorite movie is probably Step Brothers. Very funny and a classic.”

Q: Did you always want to be a teacher?

A: “Yes, I knew early on I was good with working with kids, even when I was younger while playing sports. It felt like I had a servant’s heart, where I just knew I was meant to help kids.”

Q: If you could talk to one person (living or dead) who would it be?

A: “Theodore Rosevelt. He was my favorite president. I was actually a history major in college, so I really like history. Teddy Rosevelt has such a cool story; born in New York, went to North Dakota and roughed it as a cowboy and then went on to be president. He’s very cool.”

Q: Where did you go to high school?

A: “I graduated from RHS in 2015. Go Indians!”

Q: If you could go visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

A: “I wouldn’t want to leave the U.S. I really want to go on a road trip across all 50 states, you know, hit all the cool landmarks and see all the history.”

Q: What is your favorite type of music?

A: “Country for sure. We do Western Wednesday for music in class every week.”

Q: If you taught somewhere before this, how was it?

A: “This is my first ever teaching job.”

Q: If you could teach a different subject, what would you teach?

A: “I would want to teach history or social studies, possibly U.S. history like Mrs. Bartlett.”

Q: What is something about you that would surprise most people?

A: “That I’m an only child because I’m not too spoiled and I am good with kids.”