Sixth grade gold team science teacher, Jeff Eickhoff, is our Teacher of the Week this week. Mr. Eickhoff is a double graduate of Kutztown University, having earned both his Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and his Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from that school. Before coming to VFMS, he taught for two years at Pine Run Elementary, in the Central Bucks School District. He has now been at VFMS for over thirteen years. Mr. Eickhoff and his wife, Ashley, have two children: April, who is ten years old, and Evan, who is eight.
In an interview with the PTO, Mr. Eickhoff shared the following information:
Pets – A Brittany Spaniel named Abby.
Hobbies now – Home improvement projects, camping, car restoration and ancestry research.
Hobbies, sports and interests when you were in middle school – Played drums in band and jazz band, sang in chorus, participated in Boy Scouts and student government and played the piano.
Interesting/little known facts or talents – Mr. Eickhoff is an Eagle Scout. While at Kutztown, he shook hands with President Bill Clinton when he came to the school. He currently coaches second grade football, and he is the faculty adviser for the VFMS student newspaper.
Advice for parents of middle school children – Strange things will happen. It’s not their fault. Hang in there and enjoy watching your child develop independence and personality.