New English Teacher Starts the Year With Enthusiasm
October 13, 2021
One of Hoover High’s newest teachers, Jorge Campos, is an English teacher in room 12 who looks forward to helping his first students with his writing skills.
This is his first year teaching in a classroom, and so far he appreciates the respect that he’s been given and the “small high school feeling” on a campus of around 2,000 students. His main goal this year is to help students become more comfortable and confident about their English skills.
Before his teaching career, Mr. Campos was a paramedic for nine years and a correction officer for 13 years. He wanted to change paths in his career and do something different.
“I wanted to become a nurse,” said Campos. “I wanted to help people without a tool.”
Campos then attended Fresno Pacific University, and it was not until his English professor encouraged him to start teaching that Campos considered becoming a teacher. His professor signed him up for tutoring because she liked the way he made an impact on the students around him just by helping them with their work.
“You teach because you want to. You’re not just teaching about grammar or prepositional phrases or verbal phrases. You’re not just teaching about grammar or writing. You’re teaching about life,” Mr. Campos remarked.
Aside from grading papers, Mr. Campos enjoys playing the saxophone with his band of four, called Down4You. He plays for different places around Fresno. He’s been playing the saxophone since 1991.
You teach because you want to. You’re not just teaching about grammar or prepositional phrases or verbal phrases. You’re not just teaching about grammar or writing. You’re teaching about life.”
— Jorge Campos
Mr. Campos’ goal this year is to reach a high level of, “continuous respect.”
“I want my students to feel confident in their writing skills,” Mr. Campos shared. “Don’t be scared and believe in yourself.”
With that goal in mind, Mr. Campos is off to a strong start, showing his students that he is a dedicated teacher who cares about their academic success.