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Ryan Froemming: New PE Teacher and Music Enthusiast

Mr. Froemming in front of music store

When I first met Mr. Froemming, I was surprised by the amount of students who greeted him casually. Most teachers give out this aura of authority but with Froemming, I knew he was extremely kind.  Froemming seemed down to earth and talked to his students in a kind, and respectful manner. He frequently asks people how their day is going or what music they are listening to. 

You can usually find Mr. Froemming in the basement gym in Mission High talking with his co-workers and sometimes playing basketball. He is constantly engaging his students in fun activities like playing volleyball or badminton. It’s always a fun class to be in. Once in a while, you might see him outside of Mission High School and he’ll give you a wave and continue walking. His iconic hat and goatee is engraved in your memory.

He gives you a warning if he sees you slacking off in class, reminding you of his high expectations. He’ll look at you, tell you to not mess around, and continue teaching his class. To him, school is the stepping stone that leads to success. 

If Froemming sees a person struggling he will go up to them and ask if there’s anything he can do to help them. His kind nature shining in  moments like this, is what gives people the courage to overcome their struggles. 

When he was young, his parents’ constant reminder to do well academically and socially ensured that he would become a person who’s looked upon by others. However he didn’t want to become a teacher at first. Since he was young, music was involved in his life. He was annoyed with the overwhelming piano lessons he had, but occasionally he would listen to pianists and be reminded that he too could play like them with enough effort. 

Eventually, through piano lessons he began going to live concerts. This sparked the ever long love he has for music. He began collecting DvDs, records, and posters of his favorite bands. He doesn’t have a preference when it comes to music  and is open to listen to all kinds of music. 

Having such supportive parents who want you to find something you love doing is special. Not all adults will tell you to go out and enjoy life.  Froemming’s parents were different, they wanted him to enjoy his life. He brought this with him when he was working as a substitute teacher at multiple schools. 

You can truly feel that he wants all of his students to do their best no matter what and “not worry about tomorrow so much.” He feels that students are under constant pressure due to school, and is trying his best to relieve some of the stress from the students. His mentality while working is to make a safe environment for each class and to make sure that every student feels comfortable.

Many people know him for being a P.E teacher, but did you know that he actually has a second job??? He works at Amoeba, a record store on Valencia Street, where he organizes and helps keep the store clean. Although he is a P.E teacher by day, he was once a music enthusiast and still manages to make time for his hobby by working at the record store. 

Froemming hasn’t been here long enough to truly experience Mission High School as a whole; however he’s captured the hearts of his students. Each day with Froemming is one day where you can truly enjoy P.E and get to experience many new sports such as pickle ball and badminton. Mr.Froemming’s outgoing personality makes the class a whole lot better because he’s bringing positive vibes to the class. I am truly grateful to have meet such an amazing person and I hope he stays teaching at Mission High for years to come. 

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