#TeacherTuesday: Kumar Bhooshan, EHS

Kumar Bhooshan | Edwardsville High School | Social Science/Special Education  

Kumar Bhooshan had always considered a career as a teacher but pushed away from it for a while. In fact, he had a few other government jobs prior to going back and getting his teaching degree.  

“I think I had to be sure before I became an educator. Now, I can’t imagine doing anything else.” 

Bhooshan is in his 11th year of teaching, all of which has been at EHS, where he is a social science, special education teacher. He teaches in the instructional and co-taught settings, and at times, is a general education teacher. Additionally, Bhooshan is the 9th/10th boys golf coach.  

He said his favorite part about being a teacher is the chance to be a positive influence on many people and students.  

I get to teach content that allows for students to understand how people function on different levels and how it affects them. I get the chance each day to tell students that they matter and their success, no matter how they define it, is important to me.” 

At the high school level, he also gets the opportunity to advise, facilitate and help students who are on the verge of going into the work force, or shaping their long-term plans in higher education.  

“This is a process in which they can use introspection about who they are, helping to shape their opinions and building confidence necessary to take the next step in their long-term goals.” 

When he’s not in the classroom, Bhooshan says he likes to “act” like a golfer and enjoys staying active and healthy and spending as much time with as many people as he possibly can – especially his family.