TEACHER TUESDAY: DAVID STOLL
David Stoll is an alumnus of Worthington Christian and returned to his alma mater to join the faculty in 2002. He has taught a variety of classes at WC including iJournalism and Study Skills. He currently serves as the Upper School Media Center Director and teaches elective courses like Broadcasting. He is also the Warrior football announcer, game manager for girls soccer and girls basketball, Ski Club coordinator, and helps lead WC’s live-streaming events.
How would you describe your teaching style? “I prefer teaching with a hands-on, project-based approach. My classes lend themselves well to this approach to teaching. Teaching students how to conduct, record and edit an interview is much easier when done hands-on rather than from a textbook.”
What is the most challenging aspect of your work? “Balancing my role as Media Center Director and teaching classes is the most challenging aspect of my work. Those logistics are sometimes difficult to balance, but I choose to teach these classes because I want to connect with students in a deeper way. I wouldn’t change it for the world.”
What is the most rewarding aspect of your work? “One of the major rewards of my role is watching students’ passion ignite for story-telling or video production and realizing that I played a small role by providing the platform. Another reward comes when those students graduate and pursue media as a career.”
How do you incorporate faith and learning? “My faith is integral in everything that I do, so I incorporate this into our discussions and lessons and goals for the class.”