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Specialists

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Q1: First and last name. Along with Position at the school.

Aly Pedersen, Orchestra teacher

 Q2: What is your favorite thing about your career?
Getting to play music every day
 Q3: Who is your favorite author?

J.K. Rowling

 Q4: What is your favorite evening activity?

Rehearsing with the Serenata Orchestra on Tuesday nights

 Q5: What's your favorite holiday? Why?

Halloween because it's fun to dress up and eat candy

 Q6: Who is your favorite teacher from grade school? Why?

Mrs. Bivens was my 5th grade teacher. She taught us to have fun with challenges and keep working through the problem.

Q7: What is your favorite subject to teach? As always give your why?

Orchestra! (Because that's what I do.) Creating music is a magical experience and sharing that with my students is always a delight. 

Q8: On a scale of 1-10, how funny do you think you are?

6? Where I lack in funny I make up for in weird.

Q9: What is your favorite teaching moment?

Seeing the excitement on everyone's faces on concert night. 

Q10: What inspired you to become a teacher?

Orchestra was the highlight of my day in middle school (we didn't have it in 5th grade) and it was the class that got me through the day. I wanted to do something musical with my life and what better way than to teach the next generation of musicians!

 
Q1: First and last name. Along with Position at the school.

Nelda Hubler, Librarian

Q2: What is your favorite thing about your career?

I love my kids and books.

Q3: Who is your favorite author?

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett are two of my favorite authors.

Q4: What is your favorite evening activity?

I read everyday.

Q5: What's your favorite holiday? Why?

If there are decorations, costumes, and music: I'm in.

Q6: Who is your favorite teacher from grade school? Why?

Mrs. Questor from Mountain Home was my teacher and 4H Leader. We did so many fun things.

Q7: What is your favorite subject to teach? As always give your why?

I teach Library Science and book appreciation.

Q8: On a scale of 1-10, how funny do you think you are?

I am a 3 on the funny scale, and that is by accident.

Q9: What is your favorite teaching moment?

I was helping a little 1st grade girl take a reading test. When she finished I congratulated her saying, "Wow, you went so fast I could hardly keep up." She responded, "That's okay Mrs. Hubler, young people are faster than old people." I managed not to crack up until she left the room.

Q10: What inspired you to become a teacher?

Once my kids grew up I realized I really missed all the time I spent teaching my kids. So I was very happy to have the opportunity to share my love of reading with a new generation