Staff Spotlight: Mr. Vogt

SILVER LININGS. Teacher Nightsnow Vogt poses at his desk in his classroom at SRHS. He’s been working as a history teacher for six years and described what he went through during the pandemic. He had a very touching reason why he liked it. “From a more personal angle, as a father, my daughter was born at the start of the pandemic, and because I was home, I was able to see more of her than I would normally.”

Article and photo by Ben Sorkin

Nightsnow Vogt is a history teacher at Santa Rosa High School, and this year he is teaching World History. He has been working at SRHS for six years. He was born on February 5, 1985 in Lexington, Kentucky. He has three sisters, one brother, a wife, a daughter and a son. Vogt’s main interests are going for walks, reading and watching history-related books and movies. “Well, as a history teacher, they’re mostly about history. I read books about history, I like listening to podcasts about history, I like watching movies about history. Of course, I’ll watch other things as well. I like going for hikes and walks and stuff as well.” 

Vogt deeply enjoys teaching here. “Yeah, I hope to work my entire career here and retire here. It’s a great school.” Despite the turmoil of last year during the pandemic, Vogt said he believed some people may have done better in the more isolated environment. “I think most of us hated it. As a professional, I hated it, but I think there were some students who did well, because if there was a student being bullied or something like that, they could have that safe space and do well living at home”While he explained it was tough to organize a schedule, he loved being able to spend more time with his family. “From a more personal angle, as a father, my daughter was born at the start of the pandemic, and because I was home, I was able to see more of her than I would normally.”

He is also very proud of our campus, and is not afraid to share his thoughts about how SRHS stacks up to other Santa Rosa City Schools. “I think we have one of the most beautiful campuses in the Santa Rosa City Schools. I bet the other high schools know how good [we] are, and I bet when Montgomery looks at our building, they see how much better we are.” Vogt has become a beloved teacher at SRHS since he came here, and he is enthusiastic about being back at school to teach about the history of the world.

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