Husky In the Hot Seat: Nicholas Brown


Aamie Bertolosso, Staff Reporter

Aamie Bertolosso: If you weren’t a teacher, what do you think you would be working as? 

Nicholas Brown: Before I became a teacher, I worked as a freelance artist.  I still create art in my spare time around teaching and coaching, so if I wasn’t a teacher, I’d say I would probably go back to being a freelance artist.

Aamie Bertolosso: What was your favorite subject in school? 

Nicholas Brown: As you could probably guess, my favorite subject is art.  However, I have always loved history, so I’d say that would be a close second.

Aamie Bertolosso: What made you want to become a teacher?

Nicholas Brown: After working as a freelance artist for almost ten years, I felt like I wanted to share the experiences and knowledge I acquired over those years with students.  I felt that my experience and knowledge would help young learners gain a deeper appreciation for the arts in our world and throughout history, as well as sparking an interest in creativity and making art themselves.

Aamie Bertolosso: If you could teach any other subject, what would it be?

Nicholas Brown: If I could teach another subject, it would be History.

Aamie Bertolosso: What do you like to do as a hobby?

Nicholas Brown: A few of my hobbies are staying active (working out, playing sports, hiking, etc.), creating art, and watching movies.

Aamie Bertolosso: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Nicholas Brown: In five years I still see myself as an art teacher and coach at Hughson High.

Aamie Bertolosso: What do you think is the hardest thing about teaching?

Nicholas Brown: One of the hardest things about teaching art is getting each individual student to believe that they can create art and improve their skill level through practice.

Aamie Bertolosso: How long have you been teaching at Hughson High?

Nicholas Brown: I have been teaching art for a little over 2 years.

Aamie Bertolosso: What is one thing you love about Hughson High?

Nicholas Brown: One thing I love about Hughson High is the strong sense of tradition and community that is reinforced by the commitment of past and current teachers that care greatly about our students and our town.

Aamie Bertolosso: What is your biggest strength?

Nicholas Brown: I would say my greatest strength is the knowledge and real-world experiences I have in the field of art.