Meet the New Staff: Craig West

To start the 2017-18 school year, we would like to take time to introduce the community to all of our new staff members! Each week, we will introduce two new members of the Deer Park family with a short question and answer session.  We will continue this until you have met every new face at Deer Park!

Craig West, 9th Grade English Teacher 
Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School

Five years ago...I was beginning my doctorate in Educational Studies at the University of Cincinnati.
Five years from now...I will have three children in Jr/Sr high school.
The farthest I have ever traveled from home is...Austria.
My favorite place in the world is...New York City.
What is the last book you have read? Sunrise over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
What is the last movie you've seen? Richie Rich
What is your favorite kind of music? Singer-Songwriter, Rock and Roll
Who is your favorite sports team? The Cincinnati Reds
What are two activities you do in your free time? Musician - I’m a singer-songwriter and perform in local bands. Spend time with my wife and 3 kids. 
What excites you most about the start of a new school year? Deer Park is a great community with great kids, and I’m excited to get to work with them.
You are given $5,000. How do you spend it? Saving for kids’ college (and maybe a new guitar)
What three words best describe you? Thoughtful, creative, low-key
The title of a book about my life would be … Heart of an Artist