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Teacher Spotlight: Duncan Ferch

T-R PHOTO BY LANA BRADSTREAM Duncan Ferch is a first-year teacher at Marshalltown High School and a graduate of West Marshall High School.

Meet one of the brand new teachers in the Marshalltown School District – Duncan Ferch.

Ferch, 24, is originally from State Center and is a graduate of West Marshall High School. He is the son of Randy and Tracy and has two brothers — Dalton and Drake.

Ferch graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls in 2019. While at the university he played football for the UNI Panthers as a linebacker.

Ferch has been with teaching financial literacy and general psychology at the Marshalltown High School since August.

Q: What is it like being a first year teacher at MHS?

A: It is a lot of learning on the job, but student teaching at MHS last year prepared me well for having my own class.

Q: Why did you decide to become a teacher?

A: I had many great high school teachers.

Q: What are the best aspects of your job?

A: Building relationships with the students and trying to make the information and content meaningful to them.

Q: What do you want the people of Marshalltown to know about your job, the school, the district, etc.?

A: I am enjoying my first few months at MHS!

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?

A: I enjoy hanging with friends and family and watching sports!