One of the best parts of being a teacher is getting to know all of the the students. But how often do you get to learn about your teachers? Eighth grade journalism students Brande Kubiak and Emilee Hinten have been working hard to find out more about your middle school staff!
The first interview was with Mrs. Smith, our Social Studies, Geography, Keyboarding, and Spelling teacher. Mrs. Smith is also the Student Council and 8B class sponsor.
1. What’s the hardest thing for you about being a teacher?
"It is hard to see students struggle, whether it is academically, physically, or emotionally. I want to help every student, but that isn’t always possible."
2. Who was your favorite teacher and why?
"I had two favorite teachers. My 7th grade science teacher kept snakes in the classroom and made us excited and interested in science. We weren’t afraid of snakes, either. My middle school social studies teacher was a very kind and caring person. He made each of us feel that we were important. We kept in touch with him even after we were out of high school."
3. Do you like the food the school serves?
"I think the food is fine. I just don’t usually eat school lunches because I can never finish everything in twenty minutes. I can’t pass up the Thanksgiving feast, though. It is my favorite."
4. Do you sing in the car or other times when you are alone?
"I absolutely sing in the car, or when I’m busy at home. I dance, too, but that’s not pretty."
5. What’s your favorite funny story about yourself?
"That is a hard question. I laugh at myself all of the time. One of the most embarrassing things happened in high school, when I was a cheerleader. We were cheering and it was a very close game. We were ahead by one point, and the game was almost over. The buzzer sounded, and I ran out onto the floor in excitement, thinking we had won. However, the buzzer was for a foul that had been committed by one of our players, and the opposing player was getting ready to shoot a free throw that could possibly tie the game. I just kept on running across the floor, up the bleachers to my parents on the other side of the gym!"