We talk so much about the students in this school, but what about the teachers? Let’s see if there’s something you didn’t know about your teacher! Some might even be shocking.
I asked some of our willing teachers to answer 6 questions about themselves. These were their responses:
Dr. Taft (History):
“My favorite animal is a Tiger and no, not because of the Netflix documentary Tiger King. I always like big cats because they are graceful and powerful at the same time. I think Tigers are just beautiful animals. I have always loved to read, especially if it has to do with history. I have been fascinated with history since I was a kid. I have two brothers: Brian, who is 50, and Jeremy, who is 39. I have twin uvulas! (Look it up if you don’t know) I really, really, really don’t like behaviors that are obnoxious—especially bullying. I also don’t like it when people take liberties with my time. You know what I mean, when someone’s mentality is “eh, let him do it, he has all kinds of time on his hands. This is my 23rd year teaching at Lenoir City. I am also retired from the Air Force after serving 25 years. I have been fortunate enough to travel all over the world, but the one place I haven’t been that I want to go to is Antarctica.”
Ms. Alexander (Math):
“[Favorite Animal] I’ve always thought chimpanzees were cool! They’re very intelligent but also playful. I’ve always loved the color green, but I’ve never really had a good reason why! I’m a huge bookworm! I love to read any time I have a few spare minutes, especially anything, fantasy, or mystery. I have a big bookshelf in my room, full of books and decorated with all kinds of trinkets from Harry Potter. I love taking personality tests, especially if I can talk my friends into taking them too. It’s a neat way to gain perspective on yourself, other people, and the interactions you have. (Tell me I’m not the only one who looked at personality tests after reading this!) I hate being in large crowds of people. That much noise and movement gets super overwhelming and makes me nervous!”
Mrs. Crabtree (English):
“[My favorite animal would be the] red panda. They are so cute. It is like a fox, and a raccoon had a cute, little fluff ball. [My favorite color is] green. It is the color of trees, which my whole house is decorated in. [My favorite hobby is] watching movies. It is a perfect activity year-round. [The amount of siblings I have is] two. One younger sister and one older brother. I have been skydiving and walked the Great Wall of China (both twice). [I dislike] velvet. I hate the way it feels; it is seriously gross. [Also] I can knit!
Mrs. Mullinax (Math):
“My favorite animal is the] Falcon [because it is] tough. [My favorite color is] blue; I just think it’s soothing. [My favorite hobby is] obviously chess, but I think crafting and reading are too. [Do you have any siblings?] No, [I am an] only child. I get stage fright really bad. I am very anxious before getting in front of people—[I’m not too fond of] dieting or changing my eating habits at all. I love food, and unfortunately, the worse it is for me, the more I love it.