What's your favorite candy?
Chocolate covered raisins specifically, dark chocolate. I always sneak them in with me at the movie. They are absolutely delicious. Every once in awhile, my mom still sends me little care packages with them. She's a gem.
If you weren't a teacher, what would you be?
If I weren't a teacher, I would definitely be a travel writer. All my students listen to my narratives about how much happiness travelling brings me, so it would be a dream to get paid to go on those adventures. I really enjoy writing about my experiences abroad, and the weirder they are the better: like that time I ate guinea pig in Peru....
What's your teacher's pet?
He still lives with my parents (until I puppy-nap him), but I have a dog named Moose. He is a pug/beagle/shar pei mix, and he has more personality than any other dog I've ever met. He gives hugs, pretends to snore, and always runs over to stop people when they are horsing around because Moose hates fighting. I may like Moose more than my brother.
What was your first job?
In high school I was a cashier at a Sears. It was pretty fun job, minus the people who would try to barter (Me: Your total is $10.99. Customer: I'll give you $5.99. Me:...That's not how this works...) Alos, it gave me a great appreciation for those who work on Black Friday - the shoppers are insane.
Who is your celebrity crush?
I have a giant crush on Sam Hunt. He's a good-looking guy, but more importantly he's incredibly smart. The way he crosses r&B with Country is a game-changer. Hunt brings a whole new sound to the genre and appeals to the younger audiences who like hip-hop/R&B while keeping the music clean. He's a complete genius.
What's your favorite movie?
My all-time favorite movie is The Godfather. Even though they are criminals, I find myself caring for the Corleone family and wanting them to succeed. When a writer/filmmaker can make you like the villain, that's awesome storytelling.
The September Students of the Month are Lauren McLeod and Caleb Hays.
Lauren was this year's homecoming queen. Lauren is involved in student council, was a member of the volleyball team, and is the senior class president.
Caleb was a member of this year's homecoming court and was also a captain on the football team. Caleb is also involved with student council, a member of the basketball team, and the national honor society.
This week Ridgeview Elementary celebrated Red Ribbon Week with dress up days! Monday was Exercise Wear, Tuesday - Farmer Day, Wednesday - Favorite Sports Team, Thursday - Mustang Spirit and the finale, wear red on Friday!