Anaheim Ducks March 2023 Teacher of the Month

Future GoalsTM Program

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Anaheim Ducks March 2023 Teacher of the Month


Scott Tenchka


Santiago School

Classroom Team:

Tell us about yourself!

I have been teaching for the past 28 years. I currently teach Physical Education for grades 6-8 and 7th grade Social Studies. I am also the department chair for Social Studies. What I love most about teaching is seeing the personal growth of my students as they mature into responsible young adults. I coach the flag football, boys basketball and street hockey teams at Santiago. I also lead our Career Day, run the Saturday School program, and chair our fundraiser for the American Heart Association. I am also part of the team that films our school news. I have been coaching high school basketball for 43 years. I have been married for 30 years and have 2 kids and 3 dogs.

What is your favorite part of the Future Goals™program? How do you see STEM in the game of hockey?

I love using the program to supplement the learning process. I love how the students are awakened and understand science concepts when you pair them with hockey skills.

If you played hockey, what position would you play and why?

I would play center because I like to be the center of all the action.