Meet Mr. Shields!

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Article by Brenna Carlton

Mr. Shields is a U.S. History teacher at Springville Junior High School. Lots of people know him, but there are some that don’t. In this article, we’re going to find out a little bit more about him. For people who don’t know him, here’s your chance to find out. And for those that do know him, maybe you’ll learn something new.

This year, it is Mr. Shields 30th year of teaching. He has taught at many other schools besides SJHS. Some of these schools include TH Bell Junior High in Ogden, Morgan High School in Morgan, and Payson Junior High. He was at TH Bell for 7 years, Morgan High for 8 years, and Payson for 5 years. He has been with Springville Junior High for 10 years.

Besides History, Mr. Shields has taught other subjects such as Utah History, Geography, P.E., World History, and Weight Training. “My favorite part about teaching is developing a relationship with my students and hopefully inspire them to be a better person and prepare them for their life after school. I also love teaching the more interesting parts of history,” he says. Most of his students fully enjoy his class and love to learn with him.

Mr. Shields was a college student before he started to teach, and worked some summer jobs doing construction to help pay for school and life. After he retires, he says he doesn’t really know what he’s going to do for sure. “...my wife and I would like to travel more, go on a mission, and spend time with our grandchildren,” he says.

So, there you have it. Mr. Shields will go down in history as being one of the greatest history teachers Springville Junior High has ever seen.