Teacher Spotlight: Jacob Hampton
by Kaylee Birnbaum | Marshal Magazine |
Jacob Hampton is a new teacher at Rockwell this year. He teaches English 11 and Intro to Film. Students have gotten to know and love the way he contributes to our school.
“I love when my students and I can joke together,” Hampton said. “Telling people what to do all day is taxing, so it’s nice when we can all forget about that dynamic for a minute and just laugh together.”
Hampton attended UVU, got a black belt in karate when he was 12, and secretly wishes he had mind reading powers. He has a passion for film and has written for UVU’s newspaper, worked as a film critic for a website called Rogue Auteurs, and even had his own band in high school called Juice Box. They won Orem High School’s Battle of the Bands in 2011 and continued to advance to the state level of competition. Music and movies have always been a big part of Hampton’s life.
Becoming a teacher is something in which Hampton finds great fulfillment.
“I wanted to become a teacher because I love being able to share things I’m passionate about with others in ways that help them learn,” Hampton said.
Hampton works hard in what he does and always has the students’ interests in mind. Helping students is what he loves to do.
To those wanting to become a teacher, Hampton says to have a thick skin.
“Don’t worry,” Hampton said. “Not all the kids who act like they hate you actually do.”
Rockwell is glad to have Hampton as a member of the team.