Teacher Appreciation: Mr. Partan (Turlock Junior High and Pitman High School)
December 6, 2020
Yohan Partan is a choir and guitar teacher at Pitman High School although he also teaches choir at Turlock Junior High. He has been teaching for 10 years, 5 years were in private schools and universities, and 5 years in public school. He is an inspiration to his students. When asked what inspired him to be a teacher he responded, “ I had an inspiring history teacher when I was in high school. He really cared about my well-being and helped me through some tough times of my life then. Mr. Rubio played a significant role in my teenage life, and I think it ultimately helped me to become who I am today. I wanted to do that same exact thing for my students.” Mr. Partan has sense then done exactly that. He creates a safe environment for his students to grow and learn. He pushes his students to do their best and explore new things. Although his attempts aren’t always successful when they are there is no other experience that comes close. Mr. Partan is overall an outstanding teacher and very passionate about his job.