Buckaroo Spotlight: Aug 24

Highlighting the people who make our district GREAT!

The Buckaroo Spotlight is on...ROSS PROKOP!

We have a great staff at BISD, and we want you to get to know them a little better!

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ROSS PROKOP

What is your position with BISD?

World Geography/ Boys Coach


How many years have you been with Breckenridge ISD?

First year


How many total years do you have in education?

13


Share a little bit about your family.

Wife Meghan teaches 5th math at South, 2 yr old Son Lincoln


Where did you grow up (hometown)?

Texico, NM


If you attended or are attending college, where did you go?

West Texas A&M


If you are a teacher, where have you taught previously? If you are not a teacher, what other jobs have you held prior to coming to BISD?

Jasper, Somerville, Friina, Morton, Farwell, Amarillo


Describe your favorite teacher growing up.

Always encouraged, and though tough made me strive to do and be better.


What was your favorite subject in school?

History


Why did you choose education as a career choice?

Being a coach's kid I saw firsthand the difference my dad made in the lives of his athletes and students who still contact him after 42yrs of teaching.


What does success look like in your classroom?

Engagement and discussion


What is your favorite or funniest "teaching moment?"

When a raccoon fell through our ceiling


What is your favorite thing about Breckenridge ISD?

How friendly and helpful everyone has been


What advice do you have for students?

Do or Do not there is no try.


What advice do you have for parents?

It's your job to teach your kids how to function in society


What is your ideal vacation spot?

With my family


What is your favorite quote?

Success isn't owned, it's leased and rent is due every day.


What is your favorite movie?

Hobbit/Lord of the Rings


What do you do in your spare time (hobbies, etc)?

Leatherwork, hunt, fish


If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?


I live here