Pueblo West High School recently got a new staff member named Chris Slobodnik. Slobodnik is 35 and teaches U.S. History, World History, and Government History. Not only is Slobodnik a teacher, but he is also a football coach for Pueblo West High.
Slobodnik taught at the Tech Academy for twelve years prior to Pueblo West High. He says, “I enjoyed working at the Tech Academy and there was nothing that I disliked about it, but I was just ready for a change.”
Slobodnik’s rules for his class are to pay attention and to follow directions. He said “My favorite thing about teaching is interacting with the students and building good relationships with them.” He believes that the hardest part of teaching is to give each individual student enough time and help.
Slobodnik has been coaching football for 15 years. He has coached football and basketball at Pleasant View Middle School and basketball at Roncalli Middle School and is now coaching for Pueblo West High School. “I think the best part about being a coach is winning!” exclaimed Slobodnik.
“What I have noticed about Pueblo West High School compared to other schools is that there is a lot of emphasis in the technology and engineering, but the kids are basically the same from other schools I have been to,” added Slobodnik. Slobodnik loves Pueblo West High School and thinks that the students and staff are great.
Slobodnik is married and does not have any kids but would like to have some eventually. He has lived in Pueblo for all of his life and his hobbies are playing sports and fishing. Slobodnik’s goals include become a school principal, being a good husband and father, and to be an overall good person.