BRIANA MONTOYA | STAFF WRITER
Teachers come in many different forms. But one thing they all have in common is a big heart. It takes a special breed of human to be a teacher. The countless hours providing priceless knowledge for children that aren’t even theirs. Being a teacher is one of the hardest, but also one of the most rewarding, jobs there is. Teachers get to form young minds and affect their lives. “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”
One of those dedicated teachers and mentors is Spencer Allen. Everyone knows him as Doc. He is La Cueva’s one and only sports medicine specialist who goes above and beyond day after day for his students and athletes. Doc provides a hands on experience in the medical field for his students like no other.
Doc teaches sports medicine and takes young aspiring students under his wing and teaches them to love sports medicine as much as he does. Students get the once in a lifetime chance to experience first hand real life medical injuries. Doc also takes time out of his day to attend each and every sporting event he can in order to make sure La Cueva’s students receive the best care. He is always welcomed on the sidelines and in the dugouts to help out injured athletes. Doc is one caring individual who is unlike another teacher at La Cueva. Doc is a charismatic, funny individual who truly cares for his craft.
Doc even goes as far as taking students in during lunch to tend to their injuries. Some students go there just for his company. “When I injured my shoulder during lifting Doc was always there to help in my recovery,” said Ryan Malone a football player for La Cueva. Doc is very popular with the students with his straight to the point honesty and his underlying humor. La Cueva is very lucky to have such an amazing teacher and sports injury doctor. His specialty has helped many students and Doc is truly a vital person in the La Cueva community.