A third and fourth grade teacher from Lakewood, Colorado...

John Shoe

Students: "Go John! Good luck! Yay!"

My name is John Shoe; I am a third and fourth grade teacher at the Logan School for Creative Learning in Denver, Colorado.

What made you choose teaching as a career?
Um, I just love everything, and it was hard to narrow anything down. I'm not a specialist, I'm really a generalist, which makes Jeopardy! really exciting and fun also.

What do you love most about Jeopardy!?
I love Jeopardy! because it's really exciting and fast-paced, kind of edge-of-your-seat excitement, um, and action, and, uh, I love discovering that I know more than I thought I knew.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?
Um, I love the children, they are exciting and passionate and wonderful, and always challenging me to be my best.

Did your students help you prepare for the show?
Um, absolutely. My students helped me prepare for Jeopardy! by being curious about almost everything under the sun. They ask me questions about Shakespeare and Pythagoras, and cats, and monkeys, and everything.

Tune in! You might learn a thing or two!

"He teaches at a school for gifted children who choose their own unit of study. From Lakewood, Colorado, please welcome..."

2011 Teachers Tournament wildcard semifinalist: $10,000.

John teaches at Logan School for Creative Learning in Denver, Colorado.

John appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#6147, aired 2011-05-10 Charley Tinkham vs. Lori Kissell vs. John Shoe 2011 Teachers Tournament semifinal game 2.
#6141, aired 2011-05-02 Kathy Casavant vs. Dan Crosby vs. John Shoe 2011 Teachers Tournament quarterfinal game 1.

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