Campion Academy has recently gained a new staff member in former student, John Boutot who is teaching two sections of U.S. History this year. His time at Campion left him so on fire for God that even as he graduated in 2013 and enlisted in the Marine Core, he dreamt of returning one day to teach. Boutot found his calling for teaching history along the way, as he originally planned on becoming a school chaplain. During his time in the Marine Core, he was given the title “Section Leader,” which came with the responsibility of teaching classes to his fellow marines on machine guns and machine gunnery. This is where the idea which led him into teaching U.S. History began to grow. His passion for teaching sparked the desire to come home and put Christ first like in his high school years.
Wendy Eickmann, Campion Academy’s chaplain, is one of many staff members who were around for Boutot’s student days. She says, “I remember John Boutot’s openness, his authenticity, and his energy. It’s so cool to see him channeling all of that and being a good example and positive influence on our campus.” Students and teachers alike are expressing excitement for Boutot’s new endeavors in teaching.
Naomi Boonstra, Student Editor