An interview with Mrs. Perman

Phoebe Bridges, Writer

Mrs. Perman is a teacher at YMS. She was born on October 26, 1992, in Allen Texas. She loves her job as a teacher even though it gets uncomfortable sometimes. She became a teacher because she had just got laid off at Hobby Lobby and had the choice to be a cop or a teacher. She got the job to be a teacher first and has not regretted it. One of her regrets was dropping out of Texas tech golf. She wanted to finish off her years and get a scholarship but she dropped out instead. She loves her daughter and loves doing things with her. Another job she would’ve liked to do is being a famous person’s personal assistant. Overall Mrs. Perman is hilarious, stubborn, heartfelt, and creative.

What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?

 “Always tell the truth, do the right thing even when nobody’s watching, humble yourself and let others see your success in silence.”

How has your life been different from what you imagined?

“I thought at this point that I would live by myself in New York, and it’s been more challenging than I expected because it has given me strengths so I’m okay with that.”

How would you like to be remembered?

“I want to be remembered as one of the best moms in the world, and that she knows I loved her. I also want to be remembered as a good wife and daughter too. Also that I was funny and could make people laugh with my face or my humor, one of the two.”

Do you have any regrets?

 “My regret was trying to transfer out of Texas tech golf.  I shouldn’t have switched I should’ve just finished out my years at Texas tech.”

What were your first impressions of me?

“I thought you were a valley girl with your air forces and lululemon, but at the same time once I realized you were respectful, I knew you weren’t like that.”

How would you describe yourself?

“I think I’m a generous, heartfelt, sometimes strict, sometimes stubborn, hilarious, beautiful, imaginative, creative, human being.”

When and where were you born?

“Allen Texas 1992 baby.”

Do you have a nickname, and if so how did you get it?

“It’s just abs, and it doesn’t have a meaning or anything, it’s just short for Abby. My sister calls me Gale because she always said my name was Abigail but it’s not it’s just Abby.”

How was your first day as a teacher?

“I had no idea what I was teaching, and it was nerve-racking. I remember being hands-on hands-on hands-on and I just needed to be chill and relaxed.  It was exciting but I was nervously waiting to mess up.”

 Is teaching different than you imagined?

“The grading is different than I imagined, the teaching isn’t though. Every day is exciting because every day is not the same.”

 When and why did you become a teacher?

I had just got laid off at Hobby Lobby, and I had a choice to either become a cop or become a teacher. The teacher came first so I became a teacher.”

12. What were the funniest moments you experienced in the classroom?

“Kelly sneezed off her wig on my first day being a teacher. She walked in and was about to introduce herself and she fake sneezed and her wig fell off”. 

 Looking back, what advice would you give to yourself in your first year of teaching?

 “Back up everything to your google drive. That and also keep moving forward and don’t stop. Don’t get comfy, because it’s good to be uncomfortable, because that means you’re doing something right. It means you’re growing and you keep moving forward.”

Do you like your job?

“I love my job.”

What did you want to be when you grew up?

“I really wanted to be on Saturday night live. I just wanted to be famous, like a famous Kardashian. I wanted people to know me just because of something I did. At the same time though right now I would want to be like a personal assistant to someone famous. I would only do it if it was someone funny though.”