Meet The Teachers: Mr. Yohe


Mr. Yohe

Mr. Yohe’s in his race car uniform.

Chanel Smith, Staff Writer

I interviewed Mr. Yohe, an American government teacher who’s been teaching since August of 2000. I asked him a couple of questions about himself and this is what he had to say.

1. Why did you become a teacher?

“Both of my parents were teachers, and I had amazing teachers in high school that I looked up to. They both influenced me to become a teacher.”

2. What is something people would be really surprised to learn about you that you know most people don’t do?

“A while back, I drove a race car at 200 mph and worked the pits at the Indianapolis motor speedway.” I was surprised at his accomplishment, I just wouldn’t expect him to drive race cars.

3. What do you like to do when you aren’t in school?

“When I’m not in school, I like to spend quality time with my kids, wife, and dogs. I am always attending my daughter’s cheer events and my son’s football games. My wife and I try to go out as much as possible to spend time with each other, and we also spend time with our dogs out back.”

4. If you weren’t a teacher what would you be doing?”

Mr. Yohe’s answer was that he would be a crew chief for a professional race team.

5. How has covid affected your life?

“It’s crazy of me to say this, but COVID affected my life in a good way, actually. COVID brought my family closer together, with everything going on in the world, we chose to stick together, so part of me is grateful for COVID.”