Robert Weida

My name is Robert Weida, and I have been teaching English in Pickerington for seventeen years. All together, this is my twenty-first year in education. I have taught everything from summer remediation for incoming seventh graders all the way up to AP Literature and Comp. for seniors. In my time in Pickerington, I have had the opportunity to teach a variety of courses at all levels, including a number of electives (Film and Genre Studies, Creative Writing, and Public Speaking this year).
My goals as a teacher are to inspire a love of literature and learning and to help students acquire the skills necessary to be successful in college and/or their careers. We talk often about the importance of being able to read, write, think, and speak. My class is a vehicle for strengthening those skills.
I believe in teaching students to be responsible for their own learning and to help them become reliable, diligent adults. I believe in being strict but fair, serious but fun. In my class, students with an open mind and a positive attitude can accomplish amazing things.
Finally, I believe that it is my job to serve students to the best of my ability, but as a part of a team of shareholders. Parents, the student him- or herself, teachers, coaches, and a number of other individuals are all deeply invested in the success of that individual. And it takes all of us to make sure that he or she can maximize his or her potential. So let's get to work.

Education

M.Ed. in Secondary English Education; School of Teaching and Learning; Language, Literacy, and Culture; The Ohio State University, 2000.

B.A. in English; Focus on Renaissance Literature and Twentieth Century Fiction; The Ohio State University, 1999.

Additional Information

I am married with two wonderful kids, Olivia (16) and William (13).