This past week we recognized Coach Whetzel as the 2023 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award. Travis Whetzel is a...
Fourth Grade Teacher
MEd from Vanderbilt, BA from Emory
Years at CDS
This is my 7th year
What do you do in your spare time?
I love to go to the movies. I sew a little; I bake when the mood strikes, and recently I have been spending way too much time working on jigsaw puzzles.
What is your favorite children’s book and why?
My favorite books when I was in upper elementary were My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George and Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. I loved the survival aspect. I still recommend those books to students today!
How many books do you read in a month?
It varies, but I read at least 3 new books (kid lit), so that I always have fresh titles in my classroom library.
What is your favorite CDS tradition?
My favorite CDS tradition is Monday assembly. I love having a weekly time for the entire school body to get together and share events that involve the youngest and the oldest. It also is a time where I can see former students and learn about their current successes.