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Golden Apple: Jeremy Medlin

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By Brad Means

Jeremy Medlin teaches Chemistry at Grovetown High School.


"When I was a kid, magic, reading fantasy and science fiction novels was my passion and science and chemistry especially is as close as I can get to being a wizard as I can be," he says.

Now he's getting his gifted students psyched to tackle chemistry, and you can tell they enjoy it.

He says, "As a teacher you can model your passion for them, and it can be infectious. I try to open their eyes to experience the world around them as it is and then imagine what it can be."

Mr. Medlin also gets students to make the connection between the classroom and the world.

"They're surrounded by technology and science on a daily basis. It's very easy to transition what they experience into what we're doing. Whether they go into the sciences or not, it's about observing and appreciating what's around them," he says.

What about any challenges or difficulties as a high school teacher?

"Time. We wish we had more time together.  Other than that, we take every moment and make it meaningful."

Way to go Jeremy Medlin.  We're glad you're living your dream and grateful that your students are benefiting from it.

He tells us, "When I was young, teachers had a huge impact on making me who I am today. I'd like to be that same type of positive force every day. I want them to come in and look forward to being here, look forward to learning, and look forward to sharing that knowledge with other people."

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