Hey CCH! We’re going to be doing our typical “people to know at CCH” post a bit differently this time around. We will be asking a teacher a number of questions and we’ll let you try and figure out who it is by their responses.
Why/how did you become a teacher?
So…being a typical teenager, when my mom said to me, “You will be a teacher,” I rebelled. I tried: travel consulting, business administration, languages, and fitness training. I couldn’t decide. One day I decided “What the heck? Maybe mom’s right…” (moms usually are) and secretly applied to the University of Lethbridge’s Faculty of Education. The rest, as they say, is history.
What is the best part about your job?
The students of course! They keep me young, make me laugh, keep me on my toes academically, and ALWAYS amaze me with their depth of humour and intelligence.
What has been your funniest teaching moment?
They happen every day. Humour is essential to my being. It’s essential to learning. The one that students never let me forget? On my desk I have a sheet of glass. One day during instruction I popped up to sit on my desk and all you could hear was “craaaaaaccccckkkk”. There was dead silence before we all started laughing and one student piped up with “Hey ________, that’s funny! Your @$$ broke your glass!”
If you could have picked any other career what would it have been?
A photojournalist for National Geographic, BUT I’m afraid to fly, so had to rule that out, or a marine biologist, BUT I can’t swim so had to rule that out as well.
What do you like doing in your spare time when you’re not busy being a teacher?
When I’m not busy being a teacher I like to golf, mountain bike, read, garden…and, of course, being my kids’ number one fan!
Last hint: Plus or minus many students’ reports, our special CCH person-to-know is a favourite teacher at CCH. If you add up all the facts, you may guess who this teacher is. 2 a certain degree, you could even say they are infinitely amazing (much like Buzz Lightyear)!
That’s all the scope we’ll give you readers on this quirky teacher. Now let’s see if you can figure it out!
Chloe Devoy is a grade eleven student at CCH. She enjoys playing hockey and soccer, and running cross-country for the CCH team. Her favourite thing about CCH is the variety of extra-curricular activities.