Rex Babcock teaches mathematics at Chanute High School in Chanute. For the past five years, Mr. Babcock has been involved in implementing and developing a Kansas Future Educators of America (KFEA) chapter at Chanute High School. Under Mr. Babcock's direction the organization has tripled in size since its introduction at the high school. Today, KFEA boasts sixty student members who expect to pursue careers as educators. In summing up the organization's success in attracting students to the field of education, Mr. Babcock points out that teaching to him "is not just a job, but a way of life." The academic components of mathematics are only a part, albeit an important part, of Mr. Babcock's teaching responsibilities; he is equally intent on helping his students "learn how to respect and understand themselves and others." Mr. Babcock's belief that he should be "totally accessible to students for assistance outside the classroom" reflects the depth of his commitment to their academic and personal success. "Few emotions can equal the feeling that one experiences when helping students overcome their sense of failure," he says.
1972 Ouachita Baptist University - Arkadelphia, B.A.