On Monday, October 29th, CASC’s Adjunct English Instructor, Jerry Capehart embraced a new role as the “Cat in the Hat” for the children of Kibois Headstart in Poteau, Okla. where he read the story, “Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can you?”
Capehart is a 77-year-old educator who is passionate about student learning.
“I don’t know who had more fun,” Capehart said, “me or the kids!
“I love young people; spending time with them is what keeps me young. I plan on teaching until I’m 100 years old,” he said.
Dressing up as a character for a special teaching lesson is nothing new for Mr. Capehart, Susan Hill, CASC English Instructor, commented. He has been known to dress up for his classes as a way to encourage students to think outside the box and to take chances on being different.
“He is a wonderful asset to the language arts faculty,” Hill said. “He is creative and compassionate; students are constantly requesting his classes.”
Sandra Galetka, Director of Kibois Headstart, said the students had a wonderful time listening to Mr. Capehart read to them. She said they loved his costume and are excited to welcome him back in the future.