Voss attended high school at Benton Community High School located in Van Horne, IA, and graduated in 2009. After graduation he got his Bachelor’s of Science in materials engineering from Iowa State University. Following his graduation from Iowa State in 2013, Voss attended Northwestern University in Illinois where he earned his Master’s of Science Education and Secondary Physics.
Voss got his inspiration to be a science teacher when he was at Iowa State. He moved into higher level course work and realized his peers increasingly relished the details engineering focused on and wanted to talk more about big ideas. He did internships at a company and loved his co workers and enjoyed the work, but knew he wasn’t willing to pull all nighters to get a manufacturing line running again. With Voss still unsure about what he wanted to do, he went to watch Bill Nye speak at Iowa State. During the speech it hit him and he realized he wanted to teach, inspire, and help prepare the next generation of curios and informed citizens and STEM innovators.
During college Voss student taught at two different high schools in Illinois. He taught at Lincoln Park High School in Chicago and also student taught at New Trier in Winnetka, Illinois.
Voss teaches Principles of Advanced Science and Chemistry, and teaches mostly sophomores with a mix of juniors and seniors. He choose to come teach at Boone because he wanted to work in a school that had a vision for its role in it’s community and really cared about it’s student and he thought that BHS would be a great fit.
Mr. Voss is an avid sports fan, basketball being his favorite, but still likes to watch football and baseball. Despite basketball being his favorite sport he does not have a favorite NBA team, but does really enjoys watching the San Antonio Spurs and says he will miss Tim Duncan greatly as Duncan just recently retired a few months ago. As a former Iowa State student he is a huge Cyclone basketball fan and also enjoys rooting for the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Chiefs.
Even though this is his first full time teaching job he is looking to make a huge impact on the students taking his classes this year. He hopes he can get his students excited to come to class and learn more about science.