NP Knight returns home to teach in classrooms in which he learned

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Achilles Triantafyllos

Mr. Andrew Daubert returned to North Penn this school year. As lifetime Knight, he looks forward to everyday at his new job.

TOWAMENCIN – Many teachers come from other districts and experience North Penn for the first time in their first year, but Mr. Andrew Daubert has been a Knight from kindergarten to high school. After a short time away, he’s back.

“As someone who went through the North Penn School District from kindergarten through high school, coming back to North Penn was honestly a dream come true! I graduated from North Penn in 2010. I had such an amazing experience as a student here and wanted to come back to be a part of what makes this school so special,” Daubert said.

After graduating from North Penn, Daubert had initially desired to be an engineer. Yet, in college, he soon found an engineering job was not for him. He switched to giving teaching a try, and it was the right decision.

Originally, when I had graduated from North Penn I had my eyes set on becoming an engineer. When I was a student here, I was involved with the engineering academy and it felt like the right direction to me at the time. Then I went to college and realized that engineering was not for me. Teaching was always something I considered as a ‘plan b’ since I come from a family of teachers. I ended up giving teaching a chance in college and it just felt right.”

— Mr. Andrew Daubert

“Originally, when I had graduated from North Penn I had my eyes set on becoming an engineer. When I was a student here, I was involved with the engineering academy and it felt like the right direction to me at the time. Then I went to college and realized that engineering was not for me. Teaching was always something I considered as a ‘plan b’ since I come from a family of teachers. I ended up giving teaching a chance in college and it just felt right,” Daubert said.

Daubert always had his interests in math and science, but as soon as he returned to North Penn, nostalgia flooded his mind. Because of his time in the engineering academy as a student, he ultimately decided to teach technology and engineering.

“Due to my previous experiences in taking classes in the engineering academy here at North Penn, I naturally gravitated towards teaching in a content area that I was familiar with. I was also interested in teaching math and science, so I am certified to teach those classes as well,” Daubert said.

He is now in his 6th year of teaching. Before arriving at North Penn, He taught at the Bensalem Area School District Middle School. There, he spent five years teaching Earth and Space Science in a Planetarium and computer coding courses.

In his free time, Daubert has a variety of interests that help connect him with his family and his students.

“Outside of school, I do end up spending a good amount of time with friends and family. Whenever I need to relax after school I frequently play a variety of video games. In the winter I will often go snowboarding as well,” Daubert said.

As he enjoys snowboarding, Daubert hopes to get involved in the ski and board club. When Daubert was a student, he was also a part of the wrestling team and hopes to return to the team as a coach.

Having enjoyed his time here as a student, Daubert hopes to teach here for as long as he can and hopes to make a big impact on his students.

“As someone who thoroughly enjoyed their time here as a student and now very much enjoying their time as a teacher here, I do plan on teaching at this school as long as I can! I frequently tell my students how lucky they are to be able to go to such an amazing school, so why would I want to teach anywhere else?” Daubert said.