Sports and Middle Pages Editor
October 23, 2018
Q. How did you get interested in education?
A. When I walked into first grade I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I just loved the idea. I do come from a family of teachers: my mom’s a teacher, and my sister’s a teacher.
Q. What was your first job in Howard County?
A. My first job in Howard County was teaching at Mount Hebron High School. That was in 1990, a long time ago. When were you guys even born?
Q. What was your favorite part about your previous schools?
A. I’ve taught at two schools in Howard County and been an assistant principal in three others. It’s so amazing how different they are, how they have the same curriculum but you get a different feel and vibe.
Q. What are your responsibilities as an assistant principal?
A. I’m working with students with last names that begin with letters A through J in grades 10 to 12. I’m also a testing coordinator. I’m working with the Special-Ed department. I’m also working with students who have 504 plans and IEPs.
When I walked into first grade I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I just loved the idea.
Q. Now for some fun facts. What is your favorite sports team?
A. Pittsburgh Steelers. I do like baseball; my dad was a baseball player. He was a state champ pitcher back in his day. He was recruited by some professional teams. I bleed black and gold. I guess you guys are purple.
Q. What is the craziest thing a teacher has done, since you’ve been an assistant principal?
A. Craziest? Oh, stop—if I tell you that I’d be in a paper!
Q. What is the order of an MLA heading?
A. The order? You mean what comes first? That would be name, date, teacher, and period. See, I primarily taught English when I was teaching. As Special Ed. certified, I’m eligible to teach all subjects, and I have taught them all the way up. But science is not my thing.
Q. What does mass times acceleration equal?
A. What is that, velocity? Is that wrong? (Yes.) What is it? (Force.) Oh, that goes in the same family.
Q. What’s our newspaper called?
A. I should know this. The Raider? What is it? (The Raider Review.) How much are you going to make fun of me? Make sure to say how friendly I am!
Q. If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Q. What would you name your boat if you had one?
A. The Good Ship Lollipop.