Hooper Academy Teacher a Class Act

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - 41 years in the classroom.   That's more than 4 decades.  Maury Popwell started his teaching career in the late 60's and he's still going strong.    "It keeps me young," Popwell said.   "I feel like I still have something to give to them and I love what I do."

He's seen a lot of changes through the years.   Popwell says the advances in technology are a great tool when they're used the right way.    "To keep it fun you have to renew yourself.   I have to come up with new ways, you can't do things the same way every time or the kids will see you're not into it."

He has the energy of a first year teacher and doesn't plan on going anywhere any time soon.   "The day I wake up and don't enjoy it, I'm going home."

But for now his home is Hooper Academy in Montgomery County.   Mr. Maury Popwell is this week's Class Act.

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