Craig Petersen

Profile Updated: September 3, 2008
Residing In: Littleton, CO USA
Spouse/Partner: Charlotte
Occupation: Science Teacher
Children: Barbara, born 1987; Will, born 1990

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I got married the day after graduating from college, and Charlotte and I moved to New Orleans where I worked as a geophysicist. We lived there until 1986 and then moved to Denver and have been here ever since. I worked geophysics in oil exploration for 10 years, until my company moved to Houston (we didn't want to go to Texas). So, I was Mr. Mom for a few years (which was a lot of fun) while going to school at night. Since I loved high school so much, I decided to go back but this time as a physics teacher. I have taught for 14 years now. I love my job and look forward to going to school every day to work with my students. Kids are great!

School Story:

Since I loved high school so much I decided to go back as a teacher. I thought I would recall a few memories of teachers at Lebo (see pictures below). I'm sure my students will be writing favorable things about me in 30 years!

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Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Miss Dean.
The toughest teacher I ever met. She gave a kid in our homeroom an in-school detention because of his 4 tardies to homeroom. Most of the time, he was actually in the room when the bell rang, but just not in his seat. His TOTAL time for the tardies was 56 seconds.
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Ms. Hughes.
She told our English class that any boy who dressed up as a girl (as a senior rec cheerleader) was basically sick and demented and needed psychological help. I not sure she realized that I was a cheerleader, or maybe she did.
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Monsieur Jones. A funny guy who generally seemed to drink too much before coming to class. He loved the girls (mon cherie) and any brown-nosers in class (Pete Lascheid). Shown here with his favorite beverage.
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Mr. Krajenta.
We loved to tourment Kraj in European History by asking him in class (on almost a daily basis) to tell us the story of how Catherine the Great died. She was rumored to have liked horses.
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Mr. Mooney. My freshman year was his first year as the assistant swim coach. He decided to do a self-initiation to the team by doing a striptease on the diving board in front of the entire team. It was something I will never forget, although I wish I could.
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Mr. K. A great guy who took a group of us to Europe after freshman year. The first night in Europe, he took us to a bar in Madrid, got plastered with us and then left us there. We weren't really sure where we were and where we were staying. It took us a few hours, and a number of subway rides to get home. He had been asleep for hours by the time we made it back.
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Ms. Nemeth. She had a lot of energy in class, and loved to tell stories. She seemed to particularly like those involving Zeus and his sexual exploits as he came down to Earth disguised as a wild animal. Zeus - as a bull - was one of her favorite ones to tell.
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Mr. Wilcher. Soccer - Yes, Math - No. He would work a long math problem on the board and often come up with the incorrect answer. He then would make up a new theorem that would enable him to miraculously change his answer to the one given in the back of the book.
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Coach Saunders. (Willy) A great guy who put in more hours at the school than any other teacher. He came to school every morning for over half the year by 6:00 AM to coach swimming (we had double workouts every day) and wouldn't leave until after 6:00 PM. The extra money the school paid him for coaching swimming worked out to less than 50 cent per hour.
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Mr. Zacur. A great teacher and one of the smartest at the school. If you didn't have Zacur, you missed one of the best. The man seemed to know everything. He also had a great sense of humor.