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David Sprague Talks Traveling, Teaching, and Jazz Music


Daniel Sprague is an 11th grade English teacher at San Luis Obispo High School. Currently he is in correspondence with Michael Lara and a third teacher who is retired writing a book of stories and recipes. For those who haven’t been fortunate enough to have this man as their teacher Expressions asked for an interview to get to know him better.

Expressions: What’s your favorite food?

Teacher David Sprague: I am an adventurous eater willing to try anything.  If it includes chocolate, all the better.

Expressions: Where is the farthest you have traveled?

Sprague: North to Jasper, in Canada. South to Acapulco, Mexico, East to Boppard, Germany, and West to Catalina Island.

Expressions: What inspired you to be a teacher?

Sprague: A very serious life threatening event (shooting) caused me to reassess my goals in life and become a teacher so that I could have a positive impact on the lives of students.

Expressions: What are the best and worst parts of being a teacher?

Sprague: The best parts are interacting with students and hopefully becoming a positive influence in their lives.  The worst part is everything that impedes my involvement in the best part.

Expressions: When do you think your book will come out?

Sprague:  I assume you are referring to the cookbook Mr. Lara, Mr. Bhinder, and I are writing.  We are still testing and complying recipes so we don’t have a deadline set yet.

Expressions: What is your favorite song?

Sprague: I am a big jazz fan, including classic and progressive.  I really like most all music and listen to a wide variety depending on my mood.

Expressions: What is your favorite part of the school year?

Sprague: Summer.

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