It is Chase Cruse’s first year teaching here at Central Hardin, so we would like to give students a bit of insight as to who he is as a teacher, coach, and father.
CENTRAL TIMES: Where did you attend high school?
CRUSE: I attended Central Hardin High School.
CENTRAL TIMES: Where did you attend College?
CRUSE: The University of Louisville.
CENTRAL TIMES: What prompted you to become a teacher?
CRUSE: I had numerous family members who were teachers, so I decided to follow them.
CENTRAL TIMES: How long have you been teaching?
CRUSE: This is my 6th year of teaching.
CENTRAL TIMES: Did you teach at any other school(s) before coming to Central, if so where?
CRUSE: I taught at Hart County High School for the last 5 years.
CENTRAL TIMES: What brought you to Central?
CRUSE: I wanted to be back in Hardin County schools and I wanted to be a part of the baseball program here.
CENTRAL TIMES: How has your experience at Central Hardin been so far?
CRUSE: My experience so far has been overwhelmingly positive.
CENTRAL TIMES: What class/classes do you teach? Have you always taught that or have you taught other classes too?
CRUSE: I teach Business Management and Digital Literacy.
CENTRAL TIMES: Is there a reason that you chose the subject that you teach?
CRUSE: I spent the first 10 years, after college, working in various businesses, and I enjoy teaching what I learned.
CENTRAL TIMES: What is your favorite part about being a teacher?
CRUSE: Watching kids succeed after high school.
CENTRAL TIMES: Have you ever done anything other than teaching?
CRUSE: I have worked in casinos, trucking, wind turbines, farming, and bourbon.
CENTRAL TIMES: How do you spend your free time outside of school?
CRUSE: I spend my time with my wife and two kids. I also love to golf and to go to Louisville games.