Schick demonstrates a positive attitude in regards to his Grand Valley students. He feels as if the program they are involved in is a great opportunity with state-of-the-art equipment, editing programs and cameras. Despite the transition for both the students adjusting to their new teacher and Schick adjusting to his new position, Schick expresses much confidence in his students’ abilities.
Grand Valley students are also receptive to Schick and his teaching methods.
“It was a weird transition between teachers, but Mr. Schick is definitely a great instructor,” said senior media student Nathan Pilarczyk.
Junior Joey Powell heartily agrees. “His professional background is helping us prepare for contests and hone our media skills,” he said.
Schick portrays a multitude of visions for the media department. He has hope for the Grand Valley media students to participate in Skills USA Regional Contest and move on from there. He plans to work on Photoshop, after-effects and advance motion graphics with the seniors in the media program. The juniors taking the class will run GVTV, a daily school-wide broadcast that media students air during homeroom. This year, he wants to make GVTV more informative than it has been in the past, and provide more reporting on local events in order to enhance its professionalism, while still maintaining the humorous atmosphere the broadcast has. The juniors will also learn filming and editing skills.
Schick expresses excitement for working with Grand Valley students. “I love kids and I love being a role model,” he said. “I feel like I have a lot to offer these kids, because of my experience and expertise.”
When asked if he intends to remain at Grand Valley long-term, he replied, “I hope so. I’ll be here as long as they’ll have me.”