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The People of Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas donation benefits El Reno teacher Timothy Bench’s classroom

At the El Reno vs Piedmont football game El Reno’s Principal Tim Pounds was presented a check for Science and Math education at El Reno’s high school by the people of Oklahoma Oil & Natural Gas.

One of the teachers who will benefit from this donation is Timothy Bench who teaches Chemistry and Physics at El Reno High. 

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Your hobbies, your passions

I enjoy racing RC cars, playing golf, and spending time with my family. Science has always been a passion of mine ever since I started college. I did research for NASA back in the 90’s in chemical reactions performed in zero gravity. 

What classes do you teach? 

Currently I teach chemistry, honors chemistry, and honors physics. 

Where did you go to college and what led you into teaching? 

I went to college at Cameron University in Lawton. I had a professor that mentored me and was influential in my becoming a teacher. 

Who mentored you into the educator you are today? 

-Dr. Kurtis Koll and Dr. Keith Vitense from Cameron were both instrumental in my career path. 

What do you love about teaching? 

I love it when students get excited about what we are doing. When they realize something about their physical world that they never knew before. What is great about your current school? El Reno is where my kids went to school. Everyone here has been awesome. They are all so willing to help. 

Why is teaching Science and Math so important?

Science and Math are not only the future but I believe it is not just our responsibility to reside in this beautiful world, I believe it is our duty to understand it. 

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