Teacher Tuesday: Robert Cupit


This is Cupit’s eighth year teaching at Huron.

Daniel Lee, News editor

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and what hobbies/sports you do. 

A: My name is Robert Cupit and I teach the PLTW (Project Lead The Way) program. This is my eighth year teaching at Huron. I like to watch and play hockey. 


Q: What do you teach and why?

A: I teach engineering and PLTW here. I teach engineering because I always find this field interesting. I am biased but I just love this stuff. 


Q: How do you define PLTW in one world?

A: Family. We have kids come back every couple of weeks from different universities from different colleges. They miss it.


Q: Have you always been interested in teaching?

A: I was always interested in engineering, but never thought I would become a teacher. I chose to become a teacher because I can’t stand doing the same thing. When you’re in the engineering field, you’re usually directed onto a project specifically with a team to focus on solving that one problem. Whereas here, I give students a new problem every three weeks, and it’s a different mindset.


Q: What/who inspired you to become a teacher?

A: There are a couple of people, but I would say Tom Pachera. He’s my mentor. He has always been my mentor. He was the teacher at Skyline when I did my student teaching. He opened my eyes to what even PLTW stood for. 


Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: I liked to play hockey when I was younger. 


Q: What is one motto you will always live by?

A: Don’t worry too much about your future. 


Q: What is your favorite teaching moment?

A: When I see that the students want to learn and that they are excited to be here. They want to be here.