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The Tatted Teacher, Aaron Sova

Provided by Samantha Sova
Mr. Sova flaunts his tattoos while enjoying a delectable salad

History teacher by day, video gamer by night. PS5 roleplay game and tattoo enthusiast, family man, and gym goer, Aaron Sova cannot wait to start the school year. While Sova loves roleplay video games like Final Fantasy, he also loves spending time with his family, which includes his three year old son and wife, fellow FHS teacher, Mrs. Sova.

After 11 years of teaching in middle schools across Virginia, Sova is “excited for the new school and new challenges” that come with his first year teaching high school. Sova cannot wait to be able to connect with his students, saying, “I like teaching the content naturally, but being able to talk to my students and see how they are doing and how their day is going, what they are having fun with, that kinda stuff, that’s a really motivating factor.”

Sova wants his room to be open and full of communication between his students, saying, “I don’t have all the answers so I’m always looking to my students for input and ideas.”

When Sova was in high school he was inspired by his own history teacher Eric Marshall. “I had a really cool history teacher in high school who taught World 2 … and I thought wow that’s really cool, I like it alot. He’s the one who made me want to go into teaching,” said Sova.

Sova hopes he can inspire his students in the same way that they inspire him. Sova says that he takes a lot of inspiration from his students, saying “it really was my students” that inspired him to continue teaching. He listens to the input and inspiration from his students.

“They’ll tell me ‘this was boring and this was stupid don’t do this’ or they’ll say ‘let’s do this.’ I’m like, ‘by all means let’s try that.’ Yeah, I’ve always gotten ideas from my students,” Sova explained.

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Maggie Arnold, Staff
Hi! My name is Maggie and this is my first year being a part of The Falconer. I am a junior here at FHS and as well as working on The Falconer I am apart of two Varsity sports teams (Lacrosse and Field Hockey). In my free time I love painting, baking, walking my dogs, and spending time with my friends. I can’t wait to start working with The Falconer this year!!

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    Susan Sova MEdSep 9, 2023 at 9:09 am

    What a wonderful young man! I am proud to be his mom, and proud of his accomplishments. Teaching runs in our blood!

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    Amanda Sullivan-NaughtonSep 7, 2023 at 8:05 am

    My daughter chose to major in history education because of this man. He is phenomenal!!

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      Gayle NaughtonSep 7, 2023 at 8:20 am

      I plan on sticking to it too!!!

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    Amy DelinskiSep 6, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    What an amazing teacher!! I wish all teachers had the true call to do what they are here for! So proud of this man!

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    Kevin J Sova, M.EdSep 5, 2023 at 7:14 pm

    It is refreshing to read about an enthusiastic teacher who is looking forward to educating students and being a positive influence in their lives.