Trite Transfers from Security Guard to Fleetwood Teacher

Posted on October 28, 2011 by

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Photo by Melanie Lehman

A familiar face once observed protecting the halls of Fleetwood Area High School found himself a new place to call home this year, Room #8.

Adam Trite made the transition from security guard to history teacher this year after Mr. Lessig announced that he would embark on a missionary trip to Africa. Trite, who had also attended Fleetwood for student teaching placement under the supervision of history teacher Jennifer Goss, said it was a more difficult transition between student teaching and security than it was the past year from security to having his own classroom.

Originally from Muhlenberg High School, Trite attended Kutztown University for higher education and earned his Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science. Not surprisingly, his favorite high school subject was social studies.

The atmosphere created by his peers and the entire school community as a whole drew Trite to Fleetwood, and he was glad to have a mentor in Goss when he landed the job as history teacher.

“He was a really good student teacher,” said Goss. “And I know he’ll do a great job this year with his own classroom.”

In addition to teaching, Trite is also quite the outdoorsman. Trite can be found outside mountain biking, kayaking, or hiking. The Boondock Saints tops his movie charts, and his favorite band is Senses Fail. Also, Ken Follett wrote Trite’s favorite book, entitled On the Wings of Eagles.

His day at school consists of teaching 12th grade Government, 11th grade American History, and World Conflict, but American History is his favorite subject to teach. World War II sparked Mr. Trite’s attention at the onset of his teaching career because his grandfather was a WWII veteran.

“Always sign up for more than you think you can handle because you can always find a way to handle it,” Trite said.

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