Eric Price

eric price

Eric Price

Mr. Price teaches 6th, 7th, and 8th grade robotics and coaches the boys’ soccer team at Stewart, my son’s middle school. Stewart is a STEM-focused public magnet school with about 1,100 students. More than 75% of our student body qualifies for free or reduced lunch. Teaching middle school is incredibly challenging under the best of circumstances, but the racial, economic, and cultural diversity of Stewart’s student population makes it even more difficult. Mr. Price makes it look easy. He is intelligent, well spoken, and has a wonderful sense of humor. He manages his classroom strictly, but fairly, and holds students to a high standard. He recognizes not only his students’ achievements, but also the quality of their effort. My son, Quinn, wanted to build an innovative robot for his STEM Fair project this year. Although Mr. Price is not a science teacher, he agreed to mentor my son in his free time. He offered the use of his robotics lab, as well as seemingly endless advice and encouragement, simply because Quinn asked. Quinn’s project earned second place at the Hillsborough County regional STEM Fair. As Stewart’s soccer coach, Mr. Price spent countless hours after school patiently conditioning and training his players. Quinn didn’t have much experience playing soccer, but grew tremendously as an athlete thanks to Mr. Price. It is rare to have a teacher who is a role model both personally and professionally, and my son is fortunate to have found that combination in Mr. Price.

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