My name is Pete Mercier and I am the Guitar and Piano Instructor, Activities Director, and Graduation Coordinator at Menchville High School, as well as the District Music Lead for Newport News Public Schools. Will was my student teacher this past year. He is absolutely phenomenal. He's highly intelligent, talented, well-versed in pedagogical practices, incorporates higher-order thinking into his lessons, and he fosters positive and productive relationships while engaging students of all varieties and backgrounds. Your students will thrive with Mr. Fruchterman. He's an excellent young teacher.