Teacher Feature on Mr. Hanna


Sydney Curry, Staff Writer

At which school in the district do you teach?

Stroudsburg Junior High School.

What subject(s) do you teach?

Social studies.

What grade (s) do you teach?


How long have you been teaching at SASD? 

22 years.

What is your favorite part about teaching? 

My favorite part about teaching is talking with students about Current Events.  I have always felt that students have the desire to learn about what is happening in our country and around the world, and daily Current Events discussions are a great way to do so.

If you could teach another subject what would it be and why? 

If I could teach another subject it would have to be Phys. Ed because I love sports and games of all types.

What do you find most challenging about being a teacher?

The single most challenging thing about being a teacher in 2022 is not having enough time in the school day to do things properly, like preparing for teaching 6 classes, providing meaningful feedback to student work, participating in meetings, correspondence with students, families, & co-workers, and more.

What is one piece of advice you would share with your students?

My advice to all students would be to get involved and take advantage of everything you possibly can while a student here at Stroudsburg.  There are no “do-overs”.

What is your favorite sports team? Why are they your favorite?

My favorite sports team has to be the Philadelphia Eagles with the Phillies as a very close second.  If you ever had me in class, you already know this for sure!!

What is your favorite quote and what does it mean to you?

Yoda says “Do or do not.  There is no try.”  That is one great quote!

 If you could have one superpower what would it be and why?

If granted a superpower, I would like to have the ability to travel back in time.  I would love to be able to see with my own eyes the way people lived during various parts of our planet’s history.
I also talk with my current students all the time about what I will do when I become the “Supreme Ruler of the Universe”.  The first 4 things I will do as a “Supreme Ruler” would be to…
1. Eliminate Halloween.
2. Squash TikTok.
3. Impose both term limits and age maximums for all U.S. political leaders.
4. Start school later in the AM for HS/JH students and start school earlier in the AM for elementary students.