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Taylor Zabrenski, Student Writer

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What are your hobbies outside of school?

  • Golfing, reading, cooking, gardening

 

What is something most people don’t know about you?

  • I did my student teaching in Liverpool, England.

 

If you could meet one person, living or dead, who would it be? Why?

  • Anne Sullivan (teacher to Helen Keller). Why? Because Anne Sullivan ‘unlocked’ the mystery of teaching to a blind, deaf, and mute student.

 

What is your favorite band – or – who is your favorite singer?

  • I love Earth, Wind, and Fire

 

What is your favorite song of all time?

  • Forever Young by Rod Stewart

 

Where is your favorite place to eat? 

  • Anywhere that is serving seafood!

 

What is the most unique place you’ve ever visited? Why? 

  • Barbados- It was absolutely lovely with all of the tropical flowers and stunning scenery.

 

Do you have any pets? If so, what are they?

  • I have a Greyhound named Jet Li.

 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

  • I hate when people won’t even try to do something.

 

What inspired you to become a teacher? 

  • I was inspired to become a teacher when a young physically/mentally handicapped girl moved into my neighborhood.

 

What do you like most about teaching?

  • I love seeing students’ reactions when we are reading our classroom novels.

 

What is your biggest piece of advice for students?

  • Read, read, and read some more!!

 

About the Writer
Taylor Zabrenski, Student Writer

My name is Taylor Zabrenski and I am a senior. I enjoy playing soccer, throwing javelin for the track and field team, fishing, taking pictures, doing makeup,...

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