The music department is at it again with another student teacher: Mr. Anthony Tresky! From the beginning of this school year, Mr. Tresky has not only been student teaching band class, but also working with the marching band all season. Let’s get to know Mr. Tresky!
Where did you grow up?
I have lived just outside Pittsburgh in Bellevue my entire life.
Did where you grow up affect your choice for your occupation?
Not really, but I am very fortunate to have had great teachers in my life, all of whom were Pittsburgh-based. Also, Slippery Rock [University] is a fantastic school to attend if you’d like to be a teacher, and it is less than an hour away!
Where did you go to high school?
Bishop Canevin High School in Pittsburgh.
How long have you been student teaching?
I started my student teaching here at Beaver with Mr. Scanga back in August, two weeks before classes began.
Where are you considering teaching once your are finished with college?
I don’t know which schools I will be applying to, but I would like to stay in the Pittsburgh area as much as possible.
What are some of your hobbies?
I enjoy playing music, reading, and exercising.
Why did you choose to teach music?
I chose to teach because of the inspirational teachers I had while growing up. Many of them were music teachers, and I chose music specifically because I appreciate it as a unique art that develops useful skills.
If you could teach any other subject, what would it be and why?
I would really enjoy teaching math; I greatly enjoyed studying math when I was in school. I love when I can bring math into my music lessons!
Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
I would have to say that all my past teachers have inspired me—they are the biggest reason why I’m here! All of them have influenced me in one way or another.
What is one thing that you would like your students to take away from you?
I would like all my students to know that I care about them and wish the best for them. That personal “best” is achieved when you put in the work to become the best possible version of yourself.
What is the hardest part about student teaching?
The hardest part for me is remembering students’ names when I can only see half of their face [because of masks], or worse, when I can only see their name in a Zoom call!