We are pleased to announce our newest staff member, Peter Hutauruk, coming to us from Dakota Academy. Hutauruk will be teaching Algebra I, Food Science, Physical Science (formerly Earth Science), and Physics. Additionally, Campion’s applied through Union College for a dual-credit option with Hutauruk’s Physics class, pending approval. Hutauruk and his family will be moving to campus around the end of June.
By way of introduction, Hutauruk shared a bit more about himself in this Q&A.
Q. What is your background and education?
A. I was born and raised in Indonesia, lived in the Philippines in my early years, went to San Yu Adventist School in Singapore for secondary education, to Mission College (now Asia-Pacific International University) in Thailand for a Bachelor’s of Science in Math, and finally to Andrews University for a Master’s of Science in Math and Physics.
Q. What has been your recent working experience?
A. Recently, I taught at Dakota Adventist Academy for 10 years as a Math and Physics teacher.
Q. Why did you choose to come to Campion?
A. Campion has a long and rich history in Adventist Education in witnessing for Christ, as well as a warm, welcoming church and community that I’d like to be a part of. The beautiful nature and the Rockies that surround the campus are some of the many things we love about Campion.
Q. What do you love about being a teacher?
A. I love seeing students working, collaborating, learning, and growing together. It brings me joy and satisfaction.
Q. Would you tell us a bit about your family?
A. I’m married to my beautiful wife Ellen, and blessed with Jacob (2) and Janelle (1) as my children. We have a 90-pound Labrador named Duke (11). We enjoy traveling and exploring new places together.
Q. How do you spend your free time?
A. I love spending time with my family, playing sports, enjoying nature, and learning photography.
We look forward to introducing Hutauruk to our students and families this August!