Oct. 22, 2018- Throughout the year, the Corinth Corner series will highlight those in our district who help our students reach their fullest potential. It is a chance for the Corinth community to get to know our teachers, administrators, and staff on a more personal level.
Mr. Craig Falkenbury is in his seventeenth year as a teaching assistant in the Corinth Central School District, where he currently works in the middle school. Mr. Falkenbury has also coached softball, football, baseball, and basketball for over 26 years in the district. He has coached Varsity Basketball and JV Baseball for the past 9 years.
Mr. Falkenbury resides in Corinth, where he grew up, and graduated from Corinth High School in 1990. He earned an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts Math and Science from SUNY Adirondack.
Learn more about Mr. Falkenbury:
- What do you like most about working in the Corinth Central School District?
There are two things that I really like about working at the Corinth Central School. The first is that I am lucky to work with such an amazing staff that genuinely care about the kids, and the other is that I work in the school that I graduated from.
- What do you like best about teaching?
The thing that I like best about teaching is being able to make a difference in the lives of all of our students in a positive way. I also like to see how the students progress from September to June.
- What is your favorite event that happens at Corinth?
I enjoy all of the events that happens in Corinth. It is nice to see how much our community comes together to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
- What is your favorite memory from teaching at Corinth?
My favorite memory of teaching at Corinth are the five years that I worked with Amy Adams. We worked with some great kids and I learned a lot from her in how to work with the students.
- Tell us about one of your favorite projects/units of study and why you enjoy sharing this with your students.
I would say that I really am amazed at how much kids use technology today and how much they know about it. I enjoy the use of technology because there are so many different ways that it helps our students.
- What made you want become a teacher?
Some of the teachers and coaches that I had made me want to work with kids and get into coaching. I had some incredible role models to learn from. I would be remiss if I didn't mention a few of them. Tom Rentz, Bruce Healy, Ron White, Marty Sherman, Richard Bartholomew, Bill Haskell and Carol Bredenko.
- Since you teach in many different subject areas, what is your favorite and why?
I would say Math because I am always working with numbers.
- When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you "grew up?
When I was in High School, I wanted to get into coaching and teaching.
- What is the most unusual job you've ever had?
I would say that I never really had an unusual job.
- What would your students be surprised to know about you?
I collect puzzles.
- What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time I play golf, but my favorite thing to do is spend time with my family and friends.
- If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
I would take care of my family first and my closest friends. I would also get some golf lessons.
- What are the top three items on your "bucket list?"
My top three things on my bucket list are to go a UNC/DUKE game at Chapel Hill, meet Bill Russell and Larry Bird, and to play a round of golf at St. Andrews.
- What are you currently reading/listening to/watching?
I am currently reading a great book called "The Legends Club." I also listen to 80's music a lot.
- What are your favorite sports teams?
My favorite sports teams are the New York Mets, Boston Celtics, New York Giants, North Carolina Tarheels, and of course the CORINTH TOMAHAWKS!