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Top Teacher: Michael Veeder - Questar III BOCES

Rachel Tiede
Updated: April 13, 2022 05:29 PM
Created: April 13, 2022 05:26 PM

CASTLETON-ON-HUDSON - Students at Questar III BOCES say their HVAC teacher, Michael Veeder, is one of a kind, making sure he supports his students in and out of the classroom.

Veeder says originally, he wasn't even supposed to be teaching this class. When Questar III BOCES needed someone, he stepped up and never really left. His students thank him for that.

Veeder is glad he stuck around, too. Not only does he teach, but he has his own HVAC business - plus a family tree farm.

Veeder said learning trades like this is important, and the students are taking advantage.

However, his students say it's about more than learning this craft, it's about learning honesty and respect - something they say Veeder exemplifies.

The students add Veeder often supports them outside of school by going to their sporting events, and telling them if they ever need a supporting ear, he's there.

Hear Veeder talk about why he enjoys teaching, and his students discuss what makes him such a great teacher by watching the video of Rachel Tiede's story.


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