Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Rusk


Aleana Meador, Sports Editor

After winter break we had a new teacher join us, Mr. Doug Rusk. He has been teaching for 42 years altogether. He taught at Southwestern in 1978, Carroll County (1979-1986), Madison (1986-2019) and now back at Southwestern. I asked him why he came to Southwestern and he said,  “It is my home school. They had a teacher leave midyear and I wanted to help if I could!”


What are 5 adjectives that describe you? 

Hardworking, humble, caring, honest, and trustworthy.


Why did you become a teacher?

I love being around kids!


What do you like about teaching?

I love history and I love interacting with my students!


What subject do you teach at Southwestern?

I teach Social Studies.