Interview with Ms. Hall

Mrs. Hall is a young new teacher at YMS. Her first day as a teacher here can be described as nerve-wracking but also exciting. She’d had some funny and some challenging moments in the classroom such as getting kids to focus and be quiet but also experiencing a student show weird images to other classmates. She’d give her old self advice on letting kids have time to talk and get their wiggles out. She wishes to make an impact on her students’ lives and be remembered by them. Mrs. Hall herself has helped a student through a hard time. She loves her job. Mrs. Hall met her spouse in the 6th grade and they were friends in their childhood. As her experience of being proposed to her husband did in a monumental whale that she has a love for. Mrs. Hall’s advice for young couples is to not rush and to not be selfish, and some lessons she’s learned on her own is that communication is key and compromising is as well. Mrs. Hall thought she’d be a professional swimmer when she was older as if now swimming is a hobby of hers though. Mrs. Hall says if she could choose to do anything now she would be a voice actor, she says she finds voicing things/people would be fun to do. Her family heritage traces back to places around Europe such as Spain, France, Norway, Poland, and Ireland. Some of Mrs. Hall’s family traditions root in Catholicism, spending time with family on holidays, and big Halloween parties. Mrs. Hall remembers war stories told by her older relatives and has some cool ones.

Tell me about your first day as a teacher.

Was super excited and also a little nervous, teaching my first English class.

What are the most challenging and/or funny moments in the classroom?

Challenging; having trouble getting kids to settle down and be quiet/ trouble getting kids to stop fighting. Funny; Kid showing other students weird images.

Looking back, what advice would you give yourself in your first year (semester in this case) of teaching.

Allow kids to have time to talk and get their wiggles out so they can focus when it’s time to learn.

How would you like your students to remember you?

To remember that I made an impact on their lives in some way.

Do you have any favorite stories from your work life?

A student confessed to being suicidal and worked through it together until he started recovering.

Do you like your job?

I love my job.

What lessons have you learned from your relationships?

Communication is important, and you will always have to compromise.

How did you meet your spouse/partner?

We were friends in 6th grade.

How did you propose/get proposed to?

My husband proposed in a whale monument I love and am obsessed with.

What advice do you have for young couples?

Don’t rush things and don’t be selfish, the relationship isn’t just about you.

What did you think you’d be when you grew up?

A professional swimmer.

If you could choose to do anything now what would you do and why?

A voice actor seems fun to be voicing things/people all day.

What traditions have been passed down in your family?

Catholic traditions/Family holidays/Huge Halloween.

Do you remember stories you were told by relatives?

Yes, I remember war stories.

Where is your parent’s families/ heritage from?

 All over Europe; Spain, France, Norway, Poland, and Ireland.