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This year, Steilacoom High has been fortunate enough to gain several new teachers. This week, we’re putting the spotlight on Mr. French, the “quirky” new math teacher who has already been dubbed a favorite among students.

This is Mr. French’s fifth year teaching high school math. His favorite class growing up was gym and his favorite class to teach is AP Statistics.

How does he like Steilacoom High? “I love it,” he stated. “No hesitations, it’s great. The kids are great. It’s much better than when I started teaching at my first school where I had to keep my head above the water.”

Outside of teaching, Mr. French enjoys watching movies, reading Stephen King novels, doing math, writing, going on long walks, and eating at restaurants. His favorite move is Dumb and Dumber.

One thing that sets French apart from other teachers at SHS is his unique sense of humor. “It’s strange, but it works…I come up with jokes in class and I want to make sure that I remember them so I write them down in my Moleskine.”

He has a personalized scale to rate his jokes, determined on the number of puns included. His favorite joke is a degree five; five puns in one joke. See if you can figure it out!

 

“What do you call the odds of a cat being able to smell the coins in somebody’s handbag?”

The percent.

 

Another favorite of his is a classic second degree joke.

 

“So there was this yoga instructor loitering one day and a cop comes up and says, “Hey, I’m going to have to ask you to leave.” The yoga instructor says, “Namaste.”

 

Needless to say, Mr. French is sure to bring a fresh and fun perspective to our school! Make sure to stop by and give him a warm welcome. If you’re lucky, you might even get to hear a few puns while you’re at it.

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