Jerry Capehart, an adjunct instructor at Carl Albert State College for the past five years, likes to make the classroom experience fun. “I love young people, and spending time with them keeps me young,” stated the 75 year old Capehart. “I plan on teaching until I’m 100.”
One way he adds to the classroom experience is by dressing up. He is pictured dressed in his “hippy” look on a day when in class he was talking to students about their willingness to think outside the box and to take a chance on being different.
CASC communications and fine arts division chair/instructor Susan Hill stated, “Mr. Capehart has been a great asset to our language arts faculty. He is creative and compassionate. Students are always requesting his classes.” Prior to teaching at CASC, Capehart taught two years in Tuskahoma followed by 33 years at Smithville. He also taught adjunct for Eastern Oklahoma State College for 25 years. Upon retiring from Smithville and Eastern, he taught, coached, and served as principal at Watson.