Rio Cazadero High School is located in the Elk Grove District and for the past two years John Archie Sr. has been their media teacher. Mr. Archie has been teaching for 21 years and has learned a thing or two during his time in the classroom. Even with changes in education, the one thing he counts as a constant is that special moment when something clicks with the student; they have what he refers to as: “that light bulb moment”. This is still Mr. Archie’s favorite part of teaching after all these years.
This year he tackled a new challenge of adding an advanced class for his media students and we share his excitement in seeing what they are able to accomplish. Mr. Archie has been able to teach his students that media is an excellent way to share their authentic voices. Anyone can see that helping each student share their voice is a real goal of his and he takes this goal to heart. Mr. Archie knows that like education, technology is forever changing. His ability to help his student harness technology in order to have ‘light bulb moments’ is inspiring.