Fun Facts about our teachers

With the start of the new year, students are able to interact and meet with new teachers and staff members they may or may not have encountered before in their previous years. New connections are made, but before anything, getting to know the staff is vital to form any new type of relationship with them. New information, facts and things we didn’t know before will be known to us just by a simple start of a conversation. 

Usually, we do not know many things about our staff, limiting the connection and information that we have of them. This creates barriers, such as not having a strong or friendly relationship with them which can potentially lead to a disadvantage in the future, as they are the ones who teach us everything that we know up until today. Forming conversations with them and interacting with them allows us to form a bond and strengthening a relationship that might be beneficial in the future, as most students who wish to enter college need teacher recommendations. 

I interviewed multiple teachers to try and find facts that most students don’t know about them. The results were quite interesting, as I got to learn about my teachers that I did not know about in the past. For example, one of the new teachers that entered Carnegie this year, Mr. Houghton was a musician, saved a kid from choking when he was younger, stayed at a beautiful castle in Italy named “Tenuta Pinocchio,” and even got to see a famous horse race that happened there during his stay. Without interacting or starting a conversation with him, I wouldn’t be able to know about the impressive things that Mr. Houghton has done in the past before coming to Carnegie. 

Another teacher I interviewed was Ms. Shields about the things she does in her free time. During the summer, she binge watches multiple teen dramas for fun such as ,Gossip Girl, and has been to all seven continents in our world. 

Our favorite french teacher, Ms. Savala  has lived in many places around the world, from Syria to Greece to Italy. While in Greece she taught herself how to read american comics, and greek. She lived in Italy for three years and was an Air Force wife there.

Finding out about things that our teachers have done and said is quite interesting, as I was able to learn many things that I didn’t think the teachers I interviewed would have done. I was able to learn more about them outside an academic point of view and more of a personal point of view.