Best of Irmo Chapin Life 2018
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Mr. Dawson Huss

Upper School Teacher: Mr. Dawson Huss
 
Teaches: 7th & 8th Technology, 9th - 12th Digital Media

Mr. Huss has been teaching at Ben Lippen for two years. He is married to Kasey, and this year they will celebrate 10 years of marriage. They have a three year old daughter named Evangeline, Evie for short.
 
Mr. Huss is a 2000 alumnus of BL. He is pursuing a Masters of Theology from Columbia International University (CIU), so between teaching, homework, and spending time with his wife and daughter, he has very little free time. He is proficient at guitar, bass, and piano, so he occasionally plays in his free time.

What is something most people don’t know about you? I played bass in bands all through college and toured professionally with a hard rock band for about six months right before I got married. I grew up listening to rock, punk, and heavy metal, and students are always surprised by my taste in music because of my unassuming demeanor. For a long time I thought that I wanted to be a touring, professional musician, but my first experience on the road taught me that, while I am a performer at heart, I value family, stability, and job security too much for that life.

What are you passionate about? I am passionate about people, but I have not always been this way. Several years ago, the Lord broke the pride that ruled my life and offered me an unexpected opportunity to work in student ministry - something I had never experienced or considered. I was terrified to begin, but I discovered that I not only enjoyed being with students, but I am a nurturer and an educator at heart. For adults and students alike, my passion is to see all people grow into God’s ideal vision for themselves. I do not teach my students Technology or Digital Media; I provide them opportunities in the context of my discipline to practice growing in emotional and intellectual maturity, personal accountability, and making increasingly righteous choices.