MT. ZION, Ill. (WCIA) — This Teacher to Know has school spirit, a love of history and a mission to make learning fun. Richard Hansen has been teaching at Mt. Zion High School for 20-years.
He’s known, since he was in grade school, this was his calling. He says the great thing about his job is telling a story every day. It’s because history covers everything from tragedies to triumphs.
He wants his connection with students to go further than the classroom. You can often find him in the crowd of a football game or band concert.
Hansen also teaches African-American Studies. Two years ago, he even won a grant to help fund a project for his students.