Mr. Krothe: A Teacher Beyond the Classroom

In the academic landscape of Lampeter-Strasburg High School, Mr. Krothe stands out as a dedicated Technology Education Teacher, leaving an indelible mark on both the classroom and the extracurricular domain.

Portrait of Mr. Krothe

2023


Teaching a diverse array of subjects across all grades, Mr. Krothe's classes include Photography, Intro. to Info Technology, and Woodworking. Notably, his enthusiasm for interactive projects is evident in assignments such as the 3D Phone Stand Keychain in Info Technology and the crafting of the Colonial Desk in Woodworking. While he refrains from picking a favorite project in Photography, he takes pleasure in witnessing his students grasp the intricacies of using a camera.


Beyond the confines of the classroom, Mr. Krothe extends his support to various sports at Lampeter-Strasburg High School throughout the seasons. From assisting with Cross Country timing in the fall to managing games for Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball and Wrestling in the winter, and contributing to Track & Field and Girls' Lacrosse in the spring, Mr. Krothe is an integral part of the school's athletic program.


The journey to becoming a teacher for Mr. Krothe stems from a high school uncertainty about his career path. Encouraged by a friend to reflect on his favorite classes, he discovered a passion for industrial design, ultimately leading him to choose the path of education.

Mr. Krothe's teaching philosophy is encapsulated in the belief that there are no dumb questions, only missed opportunities for learning. Acknowledging the challenges of motivating disinterested students, he finds his greatest fulfillment in knowing he has made a positive impact on their lives. His most cherished moments as a teacher arise when students recognize him beyond the classroom, underlining the personal connections he fosters.


As semester one concluded, Mr. Krothe extended valuable advice to his students entering semester two —urging them to avoid procrastination, embrace new experiences, and understand that mistakes are a natural part of the learning process. Students at Lampeter-Strasburg High School are deeply thankful to Mr. Krothe for his dedication and significant contributions to education and the wider school community.


“You miss 100% of the things you don’t try.” - Mr. B. Krothe


By Jordan Rehrer-Reinert, LS News reporter


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