Blaise Bresnahan, Staff Writer – Peter Rausch is Lecanto High School’s [LHS] newest social studies teacher for this school year. Rausch teaches US History and Advanced Placement [AP] World History, and coaches football, track, wrestling, and weightlifting. He was a college football player for the University of Notre Dame [UND] and played professionally for the Chicago Bears in the National Football League [NFL]. While new to Lecanto, he has served multiple other schools in the past, and also has experience as an AP grader.
Angela Rausch, LHS English teacher, was excited that the couple decided to move to Florida, and to work in Citrus County.
“I am glad that we settled [down] in Lecanto and get to teach at an amazing school,” said A. Rausch.
Students of Rausch have found enjoyment in his teaching style. While atypical, his method encourages positive growth in all his students.
“Mr. Rausch is a very different [and unique] person and I have never had [a teacher] like him,” said freshman Kashin Mathur.
Sophomore Kaleigh Thomas found Rausch’s enthusiasm for education uniquely inspiring.
“Coach Rausch really motivates me and is truly one of a kind,” said sophomore Kaleigh Thomas.
LHS students unanimously agree that they feel well-prepared for their upcoming AP World History Test in May due to Rauch’s teaching style and knowledge.
“Coach Rausch definitely made me feel prepared and ready for my AP World History class,” said freshman Devin Thornton.
Not only is Coach Rausch an effective teacher, he serves the athletic department as well, inspiring athletes to be motivated to put in their maximum effort.
“Coach Rausch pushes me to my hardest and I cannot thank him enough for it,” said senior Arriol Stevens.
“For my last year [of] playing football, Coach Rausch definitely made it one to remember. He not only let my skills improve as a player, he helped me become a better person,” said senior Hunter Pitts.
LHS staff and students are proud and lucky to have Peter Rausch as a part of the Panther family and look forward to what the future holds for him and his students alike.