DaVinci's Notebook

Mr. Lemon

Alex Raynes and Junaid Naveed

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Mr. Kevin Lemon has been teaching middle school Language Arts for four years. He also teaches semester-long periods of Creating Writing and runs our school’s literacy magazine, published under the name Hyperbole. Other teachers have been teaching of his classes, and at the moment, he only teaches eighth grade while Mr. Logan Froerer does seventh.

He started his post-secondary education at Utah State University, which included a minor in computer science, but  shortly after transferred to Snow College with his then girlfriend. He finally settled at Weber State University, where he received a bachelors and masters in social sciences. In addition, he also has some credits from a college in San Diego, California.

Every teacher has a reason for choosing the wonderful career and for Mr. Lemon, that is because he “want[ed] to do something that matters.”

He had graduated and was looking for a job during the 2008 Great Recession. Teachers were abundant, and he wanted, needed to become one of them. He accepted a job in a school in South Salt Lake alongside a friend, but another friend suggested he work here at DaVinci Academy. He contacted the school and set up an interview, along with one at another school.

Coincidentally, he was heading to an interview with “the other school” when he was contacted by Mrs. Kidd, former Executive Director who now operates her own elementary school, to come in for one. Since he already had a commitment for another interview, he went there first and three-and-a-half hours later, appeared at DaVinci Academy.
He was told to come back a week later, but he already had plans to go camping with Boy Scouts. The next week, he came in but Mrs. Kidd had been gone camping with Girl Scouts.He was waiting eagerly for two weeks when he eventually decided to just go in because he really wanted a teaching position at DaVinci Academy more than “the other school.”

Luckily for him, Mrs. Kidd was there and told him he received the job. Right now, he’s going to stay indefinitely because he likes the environment here.

“I feel like DaVinci is more of a family than just a place I work.”

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