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CASC’s Jerry Capehart Embraces New Role Featured

Written by  Thursday, 01 November 2018 23:57
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On Monday, October 29th, CASC’s Adjunct English Instructor, Jerry Capehart embraced a new role as the “Cat in the Hat” for the children of Kibois Headstart in Poteau, Okla. where he read the story, “Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can you?”
Capehart is a 77-year-old educator who is passionate about student learning.


“I don’t know who had more fun,” Capehart said, “me or the kids!


“I love young people; spending time with them is what keeps me young. I plan on teaching until I’m 100 years old,” he said.


Dressing up as a character for a special teaching lesson is nothing new for Mr. Capehart, Susan Hill, CASC English Instructor, commented. He has been known to dress up for his classes as a way to encourage students to think outside the box and to take chances on being different.


“He is a wonderful asset to the language arts faculty,” Hill said. “He is creative and compassionate; students are constantly requesting his classes.”

 

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Sandra Galetka, Director of Kibois Headstart, said the students had a wonderful time listening to Mr. Capehart read to them. She said they loved his costume and are excited to welcome him back in the future.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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