October 2014

A special teacher for special education

by Francesca Rotolo and Jackson Jarvis, SHS News Writers
Mr. Nic Rowley

Mr. Nic Rowley is new to Springville High School, but that doesn’t stop him from being a crazy and fun-loving teacher. Rowley loves what he does and puts amazing amounts of effort into it. His vision of this year is to have an amazing year without too many hiccups along the way.

Aside from being a book worm and a loving husband, Mr. Rowley has been teaching Special Education for seven years. He’s taught at Sage Creek Elementary, Oakridge, and Mapleton Jr. High. Now we’re privileged to have Mr. Rowley teaching for us here at Springville High School.  

One of Rowley’s favorite teaching experiences happened about four years ago. “I was able to help a student learn to walk [four years ago] and seeing them take their first step was an unforgettable experience,” said Rowley. “I have a fake knee from an old soccer injury and shattered my pelvis when I was 13.  We can only imagine how personal it was to get the privilege to give a student the strength to walk.”

The most unusual job Rowley has had in his life time was being a fire fighter for the forest service when he was fresh out of high school. Rowley recalls, “It was intense but very fun.”

Rowley loves what he does for Springville, but loves his home life a little bit more. Rowley and his wife, Taylor, live with their two dogs McGowan and Cohen, which take the spot of children in the family. He and Taylor will be coming up on their 7th year of marriage this January. Aside from his family, reading is one of his favorite things, Rowley said, “I am a huge nerd and proud of it.”

Springville High faculty and student body welcome Mr. Nic Rowley!