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Office Team

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

Molly Strauss, school psychologist intern

Q2: What is your favorite thing about your career?

Helping and working with kids.

Q3: Who is your favorite author?

Dawn Flanagan

Q4: What is your favorite evening activity?

Spending time with my family

Q5: What's your favorite holiday? Why?

Christmas, I love the Spirit of Christmas, the happiness, the snow (looking at it from my warm home), and giving gifts

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

Mr. A, because he pushed me to do better and held me accountable

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

Behavioral management, because I was able to teach kids to learn to be happy

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

Oh my gosh, I think I am an 8 or 9, but only my husband seems to agree with me.

Q9: What is your favorite teaching moment?

When my students acknowledge that they can do hard things. :)

Q10: What inspired you to become a teacher?

I was inspired to become a school psychologist and knew that I would learn more by living the life or walking in a special education teacher's shoes.

 

 

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

Mike Jones. P.E. Specialist and Vice Principal

 
Q2: What is your favorite thing about your career?

Having the opportunity to work with kids in an area that encourages their physical and mental well being.

 
Q3: Who is your favorite author?

Jon Krakauer

 
Q4: What is your favorite evening activity?

working out

 
Q5: What's your favorite holiday? Why?

Christmas because it allows me to spend time with my family.

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

Mrs. Moss, she was so nice and she was my neighbor.

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

P.E. because its the best :)

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

6

 
Q9: What is your favorite teaching moment?

Watching kids surprise themselves when they achieve their goal.

 
Q10: What inspired you to become a teacher?

My 8th grade history teacher Mr. Gudgeon, he did an amazing job building rapport with his students and it spark a passion to make real life connections.

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

Erin Gerry. Counselor

 
Q2: What is your favorite thing about your career?

Seeing kids grow and persevere

 
Q3: Who is your favorite author?

Don't have one

 
Q4: What is your favorite evening activity?

Being with friends, exercising or binge watching some Netfix

 
Q5: What's your favorite holiday? Why?

Christmas because I like the community atmosphere during the holidays

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

Dr. Neznanski from high school because his level of knowledge was inspiring

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

Math, because I've always enjoyed math and science.

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

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Q9: What is your favorite teaching moment?

When I see a kid persevere.

 
Q10: What inspired you to become a teacher?

Great teachers I've had