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May 16, 2024

Hornet Spotlight – Mr. Troutt


This week for Hornet Spotlight we decided to interview Mr. Troutt otherwise known as Mr. T Swizzle. He is an eighth-grade social studies teacher who has also been a coach for our school’s Scholastic Bowl team since 2016-Present. And also, Eureka Middle School’s resident radical dude.

  • What is your greatest achievement?

“Being married for 30 years.”

  • What is your favorite thing about being a middle school teacher?

“Everyday is different, and the same.”

  • What is your least favorite thing about being a middle school teacher?

“When I extend grace to a kid, they see it as a sign of weakness and try to take advantage of it.”

  • What’s in your golf bag?

Taylor made irons, Big Bertha Woods, Odyssey putter, and Bridgestone golf balls.

  • What is your favorite golf brand?

Taylor Made

  • Who’s your favorite golfer?

Phil Mickelson

  • What is your favorite college?

Flordia State Seminoles

  • What is your favorite sport?


  • Who is your favorite football player?

Joe Delaney

  • Why do you want to teach?

“He is called for it”

  • What is your biggest strength in teaching?

Building relationships with kids

  • What is your biggest weakness in teaching?

Slightly disorganized

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