Christopher Detwiler ’00 (York, Pa.) found that his educational and athletic experiences at York College allowed him to find his passion for not only teaching, but coaching as well.
After graduating from York College with his degree in Secondary Education, Christopher was hired by Red Lion Area School District where he taught for five years in the high school. In 2005, he sought employment closer to home and accepted his current job at Central York High School where he teaches mathematics and several social studies classes. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at York College in the Physical Sciences department.
“Teaching at the College is a great change from my daily routine at the high school,” he said.
In addition to his teaching duties, Christopher has coached football and is currently the head track and field coach for both boys and girls at Central York High School.
“My experience participating in and being the captain (in 2000) of York College’s track and field team has helped me create my own coaching style,” he said.
Rich Achtzehn, the former York College head track and field coach, was one of the individuals who inspired him to become a head coach.
“He taught me professionalism in coaching,” he continued, “as well as the need to keep a great sense of humor.”
Christopher believes that YCP prepared him for what he encountered in the classroom and on the field since graduation. He reminds current education students to be patient, flexible and willing to work hard to achieve their goals.
“Today’s job market is tougher than ever and new graduates must be ready to compete with not only other recent graduates, but experienced teachers also seeking employment,” he added.
By Brittany Ryan '13, Office of Communications intern
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