Peter Brewer runs his final lap

 

IMG_8208Our greatly loved Peter Brewer is retiring this year from CVHS after teaching here his entire career, an amazing 33 years filled with a lot of amazing experiences.

In his years here in CVHS, Brewer got to see what giving back really means. He is a man who wants students to truly understand the lesson, be engaged in it, and talk about it with their friends.

“I want them to get it,” said Brewer.

Walking into Brewer’s room, you can feel the positive and fun atmosphere around him and the rest of the students in his room enjoying their lunch with their friends. You can see his banners and plaques that he has accumulated for coaching the CVHS track and cross country teams for 25 years.  Overall he has coached for 32 years, and the number is still growing with his coaching position at Northgate High School in Concord.

When Brewer was asked about his favorite memory at CVHS, he couldn’t pick just one to share because he has had so many in his years here, but one he does remember was when teacher Daren Wilkerson and his own class tried to raise money for the needy during the holiday season. He also loved every time he taught his Science Fiction class.

Over the years, Brewer even taught several future CVHS teachers, including Ian Rodriquez, Barbara Andersen, Matt Johanson, John Edwards and a few others.

On the other hand, Brewer had a list of some things that he won’t miss about teaching.

“I won’t miss faculty meetings, I won’t miss parent conferences, I won’t miss oppositional students, I won’t miss standard testing proctoring,” said Brewer.

Things he will miss, however, is, “the ability to tickle the minds of reluctant youth into cognitive function.” He considers the most notable thing from his career to be surviving and “not getting fired,” and also being able to teach kids and coach kids at the same time.

When asked about what he plans to do after he retires, he said, “I don’t have a plan for my retirement, I plan on not to have a plan.”

With that, we give Brewer a warm goodbye for all the hard work and years he has poured into our school, and for having such an amazing impact on our community.

 

8 thoughts on “Peter Brewer runs his final lap

  • June 10, 2015 at 9:49 am
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    Congrats to you Mr. Brewer you are a one of a kind and will be greatly missed, thank you for all your knowledge and for being such a great teacher, enjoy your new destiny!

  • June 10, 2015 at 7:44 am
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    Congrats to you Mr. Brewer! Many fond memories on the track field.
    Good luck to you in your future endeavors!

  • June 9, 2015 at 8:51 pm
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    Congratulations on your retirement, Mr. Brewster! But … what did you teach?

  • June 9, 2015 at 6:07 pm
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    Congrats Mr. Brewer, wishing you a wonderful retirement. You were a tremendous influence on me. I was very lucky to have been coached by you!

  • June 9, 2015 at 5:46 pm
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    I never had the prevledge of having him as my teacher but did as a track coach. He was the best I ever had. Congratulations Mr Brewer!

  • May 21, 2015 at 8:35 am
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    Congrats Mr Brewer!!!! Irreplaceable.

  • May 14, 2015 at 1:55 pm
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    So sad (for future) CVHS students. Mr. Brewer was one of my favorite teachers through my 4 years there. I only wish I’d have had more classes with him. Such a wonderful teacher. Good luck in your retirement Mr. Brewer.

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