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David Rockwood, Payson High Teacher, Makes U.S. News

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 9:32am

One of Nebo School District’s teachers, David Rockwood, a teacher at Payson High School, was in the U.S. News for publishing a sports psychology textbook.

The following excerpt was written by Jason Koebler on December 19. For the entire article go to:

“When David Rockwood, a teacher at Payson High School in Utah, decided to combine two of his areas of expertise—athletics and psychology—into a new course, he ran into one major roadblock: There were no sports psychology textbooks targeted to a high school audience. So, he decided to write one himself.

“Rockwood is reportedly one of a handful of high school teachers nationwide who have written textbooks for their classrooms. There are many reasons a teacher might write a textbook: for niche courses, such as sports psychology, for which a suitable book doesn't exist; to self-publish supplementary material for a class; or because sudden curriculum changes can put widely used textbooks out of date,” wrote Jason Koebler for the U.S. News article.

Congratulations David Rockwood!