Welcome Mr. Day!
Newly hired principal, for John V Evans Elementary school, Charles “Chuck” Day, says students and soldiers have a lot in common. Serving in both the Air Force and Army National Guard, Mr. Day is a twenty-year veteran of the armed services. He says that whether he is leading a detachment in the Army National Guard or teaching fifth graders, it’s about building relationships, respect and rapport. With degrees from Central Washington University and Capella University, Day has been teaching for 11 years and comes to us from Oregon Trail Elementary in Twin Falls, where he has been teaching fifth grade.
He has an enthusiasm for teaching and says that he is “constantly trying to learn and improve what he knows. Learning doesn’t end with a degree.” He believes that his experience gives him a wider view of education.
Mr. Day hopes to bring the “Leader in Me” program to Cassia. This program gives students a voice and a role in their schools. He believes his recent classroom experience gives him some fresh ideas as he “comes from the trenches.” He wants to use his positive energy to excite students and teachers. Day believes that the tools of education help to better differentiate student learning needs. He says it’s not just about students who struggle, he wants to challenge high performing students, as well.
A current resident of Filer, Chuck enjoys snowboarding, coaching volleyball, traveling and spending time with his four children