Allen Newcomb Show Lambs & Treadmills
Spencer Scotten

Where are you the teacher?
Dover High School​

How many kids do you teach?
I teach about 50 students.

Favorite thing about being a teacher?
My favorite thing about being a teacher is trying to make a difference in students’ lives and positively influencing a student.

Hardest thing you have had to accept in the last 10 years?
The ever-changing advancements in technology have been challenging, along with trying to stay up-to-date on the newest ways to communicate and keep records. Everything we do is online, and we have lost touch with some of our traditions with technology. Also, I often feel like I am competing with a student’s cell phone or social media, and this also presents a unique set of challenges.

Favorite part of your community?
The best part of living and teaching in my community is that it is very small, which creates a family-like atmosphere. Most everyone is on the same page, and we all want to help kids succeed. Small communities tend to pour in love and support for their schools, which is why I like being a part of the Dover and Kingfisher communities.

Biggest accomplishment?
I would say my biggest accomplishment is continuing in the teaching profession for nearly 25 years while also raising 3 sons. Education has changed a lot since I began teaching, and I am proud to be one who still loves to teach. I have also enjoyed raising my sons in this program and coaching them in their FFA events.

Favorite time of the year and why?
My favorite time of the year is spring, when many FFA activities are going on. It is spring livestock show season, followed by CDE season, where I watch kids work very hard and experience some success. I have always called this the “Christmas time of FFA” because we may be on the road 5 out of the seven days of the week throughout March and April.