Fechtel moves from ISS to academic lab

Josie Krueger
Contributing Writer

 Academic lab teacher Chris Fechtel talks to junior Owen Clendennen during class. Photo by Josie Krueger


Academic lab teacher Chris Fechtel talks to junior Owen Clendennen during class. Photo by Josie Krueger

Although not new to WGHS, new to the academic lab department this year is Chris Fechtel. Before ac lab, Fechtel was in charge of ISS for two years.

Some things Fechtel looks forward to this year are connecting and helping the students while getting to know them and hunting season.

In his free time Fechtel kayaks with his wife and follows the Cardinals. He said he is a “huge Cardinals and fantasy baseball fan.”

His favorite movie and book are “Beautiful Mind” and “The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution” by Bernard Bailey.

Fechtel grew up in Westphalia before going to boarding school in Wisconsin. He then moved back to Westphalia, got his degree at Lincoln University and studied at Saint Lawrence Seminary.

After marrying Theresa Fechtel, he moved to St. Louis for her job.

Working at Webster Groves High School came after his time subbing at Ladue.

He quickly started assistant coaching for softball and baseball at the high school.

About why he decided to work at a high school, Fechtel said, “It’s for the impact on students. I want to be connected with people. High school is when a lot of kids are finding themselves, and I want to be a part of that.”

 


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