New Teacher: Robert Huston

New Teacher: Robert Huston

Harris G., Staff writer

     Recently, I got the opportunity to speak with Robert Huston, one of Cope’s new teachers this year. He grew up in Yucaipa, California, but for the last 20 years, he has been teaching in Barstow, California. Now, here at Cope, he teaches 6th-grade math and science, as he says that “Middle School Math is meant for me!”. 

     Mr. Huston’s career didn’t begin with teaching, however. Growing up, he wanted to go into banking and finance. In higher education, he earned a B.S. (Bachelor of Science) in business administration and then enlisted in the U.S. Army to earn a GI bill. (This is a program in which people can enlist in the military to earn money for higher education.) He planned to use the money to earn an MBA (Master of Business Administration), but he got an MAT (Master in Arts of Teaching) instead, after becoming a full-time teacher in Barstow.      

Outside of teaching, he enjoys spending time outside, especially during spring and summer. When asked what the ideal vacation spot would be, he said, “Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.” Perhaps this is because it almost always feels like spring and summer, with average monthly highs never going below 77 degrees! Mr. Huston likes the outdoors so much that, when asked what he would do if he was not a teacher, he said that starting an outdoor landscaping business sounded appealing to him. 

     Mr. Huston is clearly a well-rounded and experienced teacher, as well as a fun guy! I hope you enjoyed learning more about him, and I hope we can all agree that Cope has made a great choice in hiring him. I wish him the best of luck as a teacher!