Passing the digital torch

By Liam Hughes

The Charter Staff

Nov. 11, 2016 – Here at ACA, we have a new tech teacher, Mr. Scott Ginn.

Ginn has a deep understanding of technology, formerly creating webinars and setting up displays for large events. He also has a great deal of experience in design, specifically at advertising agencies generating ads for Universal Studios.

As a kid, he enjoyed programming computers and reading science fiction. After high school he attended a technology school where he gained connections to other people who worked in the technology industry. Eventually, he earned a master’s degree in teaching and found a part time job at ACA.

In any of his tech classes, it is obvious that he is a fan of science fiction and space. When asked about his favorite movie, Mr. Ginn said,

A recent favorite (movie) of mine is Intersteller. I love big space movies. The scene where astronaut Matthew Mcconaughey meets up with astronaut Matt Damon and they fight it out on a strange planet was awesome.” he added, “The Martian deserves a mention too.”

When he’s not teaching, he spends most of his time with his family. “My wife, Julie and my daughter, Avery, are the most important people in my life,” he said. “We especially like taking trips.” Their last big trip was to the resort city of Cabo San Lucas, in Mexico. “Avery liked it so much she remembers the room number of our hotel.” Ginn said.

At school, he is getting used to the different setting at ACA. “I’m surprised by the amount of freedom I have in creating my lesson plans,” Ginn said. “I can customize my plans to the needs and wants of the students.”

Sources: Mr. Ginn-email interview, Photoshop students, Mr. Lancaster-Follow up questions

 Ginn, Scott. E-mail interview. 28 Oct. 2016.

Lancaster, Michael, ed. Follow-Up Questions. 6 Nov. 2016.

“Various Student Interview.” Personal interview. 1 Nov. 2016.