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New technology instructor at MMC

Thursday, February 8, 2007

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Victor Dreier is a busy guy, getting organized to best meet the educational needs of MMC students. Photo by Nancy Hohbach.
MARCUS - Victor Dreier has been hired as the technology instructor at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School. Dreier is originally from Indiana, and has lived in several MIdwestern communities.

Dreier has a Bachelors degree in Science Education and a Masters and Ph.D in Vocational Education. Dreier attended the Universities of Michigan and Kansas, and found the opening at MMC on the Internet. Technology teachers are in short supply, and the MMC School Board was delighted to find such a qualified instructor. Dreier has taught for 20 years and has also written a book.

His last employment was in St. Louis, Mo., where was employed at a small school in the suburbs and also a charter school - Construction Career Center - financed by 36 trade unions. Money was short, and Dreier started looking for elsewhere to teach.

"I have found the students here to be polite and of high quality. I'm used to a small town. It's a good atmosphere to live and work in. Right now I'm very busy getting acquainted with the materials I have to work with, the kids, and the town. I'm pleased with the equipment the school owns."

As for housing, Dreier said " I'm presently renting, but by this summer, my wife will join me."

His wife, Teresa, is a social welfare worker, involved with businesses which are involved with helping those in need. The couple has two grown sons - one is a teacher as well, and the other is a sales instructor for Whirlpool, dealing with appliances and computer games.

In his spare time, Dreier likes to fish, do wood carving, design work, and put on workshops for industry. He has also volunteered to evaluate schools for accreditation.

The number of current MMC tech students is lower than normal, due to students signing up for other classes. Many have changed to include Dreier's courses and are pleased that once again, industrial technology is available. In the future, the Technological Student Association (TSA) will return.



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