Teacher of the Week: Michael Fury, North Moore High School
Posted December 2, 2020 6:00 a.m. EST
Updated December 2, 2020 10:45 a.m. EST
Robbins, N.C. — Michael Fury's first job was as a clown, performing at parties. Now he's teaching math at North Moore High School.
"The thought of becoming a teacher, to be in front of people, in front of of a classroom, seemed to be an natural fit," he said.
In his 21 years of teaching, the year of the pandemic might be the most unusual, but Moore County schools' technology and Fury's focus on internet-teaching resources made the transition easy when the pandemic closed classrooms.
"Monday morning, we were rolling on," he said. "We had zero interruption with my students."
Now, Fury is livestreaming classes and posting recordings for students to watch whenever they need -- and keeping the connection open while they work on assignments.
"We still get that same interactivity, whether you're here or you're at home," he said.
For adapting and overcoming, Fury is WRAL's Teacher of the Week.