‘It was almost a surreal experience’ | Vacaville high school teacher competes on Jeopardy!

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A Vacaville teacher and Dixon resident is set to appear on Jeopardy! Tuesday night.

“It was exciting and nerve-wracking all at once,” Jeff Mitchum, an English teacher at Vacaville High School and a contestant on this upcoming Jeopardy! show, said.

Though the show was taped in advance, May 11 marks Mitchum’s television appearance, where he will be answering some tough questions, tougher even than the questions his students ask him during class.

“You know, being a teacher, being a good teacher, definitely requires a little bit of thinking on your feet,” Mitchum said. “And I definitely had to do a lot of that while I was playing for sure.”

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