Chris Borchers, Mathematics teacher
JagWire: First, tell us a little about yourself.
Chris Borchers: “I’m originally from Wichita, and went to KU. I have taught in Olathe for the last 16 years, coached girls tennis and baseball while I was there. I have been married for 16 years and have 3 children.”
JW: Describe your college experience.
CB: “I couldn’t wait to get out of the house and move to Lawrence to be on my own. College was one of the most fun and exciting times in my life. I enjoyed meeting new people and making it on my own. I also met my future wife in college.”
JW: Why did you decide to go into teaching?
CB: “I decided to go into teaching during my freshman year. I was in the dorms and I was able to help people with their math classes. I found this to be rewarding.”
JW: What do you enjoy about teaching?
CB: “I enjoy that every day is different, I am not sitting at a desk every day and the students are always fun to be around. I like coaching after school because I get to go out and hang out with the students in a different manner other than their teacher in the classroom.”
JW: What is your experience with teaching high school students?
CB: “I have only taught in the high school setting.”
JW: What do you want students to know about you?
“I am a pretty relaxed person. I like to joke around and have fun. They can come see me for anything and don’t be afraid to approach me.”
JW: What hobbies do you have?
CB: “I like to play/coach baseball and golf. I like to play poker with a group of friends I have. My kids are young right now so I am at a lot of their activities at this moment in my life.”
JW: What is an interesting fact about yourself?
CB: “I have been an extra in a movie with Rob Dyrdek and a few other “D” celebrities.”