'You Go Hard Now, And Then It'll Pay Off Eventually. You Really Helped Teach Me That'

Mar 31, 2014

Carrboro High School senior Chris Joseph and assistant football coach/social studies teacher Christoph Stutts
Credit Will Michaels / WUNC


'I think it's helped me a lot in life to understand that you go hard now, and then it'll pay off eventually. You really helped teach me that.' - Chris Joseph

WUNC is in the midst of a yearlong examination of what it's like to be an educator, called the North Carolina Teacher Project. This week, we're returning to the My Teacher series, exploring what it takes to make a connection in the classroom by asking students to interview their teachers.

WUNC's My Teacher series continues at Carrboro High School, where senior Chris Joseph spoke with his assistant football coach and social studies teacher Christoph Stutts.

When Chris saw Coach Stutts, he usually had pads on, but after a few years, Mr. Stutts saw a familiar face come into his interpretive government class at the beginning of the year. Chris asked Mr. Stutts about what it was like to be his coach and teacher.

Coach Christoph Stutts and Chris Joseph on the football field

Chris' conversation with Christoph Stutts is part of WUNC's My Teacher series. It's also a part of American Graduate-Let’s Make it Happen!- a public media initiative to address the drop out crisis, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The My Teacher series is produced and facilitated by Will Michaels.

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