New teacher fills in for Mr. Whalen


IMAGE / Austin Potter

Mr. Wikaryasz in front of his classroom

Mr. Whalen is the economics teacher here at KHS, but for the rest of the school year, he is going to be in India studying education abroad.

So in order for us to actually have an economics class, a new teacher has stepped up to fill in the missing spot.

His name is Chance Wikaryasz, a teacher who graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Wikaryasz was a student here at Kearsley High School. He had graduated in 2016 and even though his teachers advised him not to, he started pursuing his dream of becoming a teacher.

He has been studying Social Studies Education for 6 long years, slowly following his dream.

Now that he finally has the chance to achieve his dream, he realizes that it’s a lot harder than his college courses have made it out to be.

“The hardest part about this job is applying what I’ve learned in college to the classroom,” Wikaryasz exclaimed. “What they taught us is very different than what we actually have to do.”

Even though it’s not as easy as he once thought, Wikaryasz is glad to be back in Kearsley.

“I’m really glad to be back in Kearsley. It feels like home and I get to see teachers who I had and still have a great relationship with,” Wikaryasz explained.

Wikaryasz will be teaching Mr. Whalen’s classes for the rest of the year, so I hope everyone here at Kearsley High School will welcome him back with open arms.