Q: Where are you from?
A: I am from Ada. I was born in Ardmore. We lived there until I was about six [and] then moved to Morison, but my hometown I always refer to is Ada.
Q: What made you want to become a teacher?
A: Well, I guess it’s because I was raised by teachers, so it kind of helps that I always enjoyed seeing [and] learning from the teacher. I just kind of wanted to do that myself, and I found my passion through history and graduated with my history degree and have been teaching ever since.
Q: Tell me about your hobbies?
A: I like to play bass in a band
Q: If you could be any fruit, what would you be and why?
A: Maybe an apple. Apple is my favorite fruit, so I’d say apple.
Q: How are things going so far?
A: It’s been good.
Q: What are your goals for the year?
A: The goal at the end of the year is that the kids leave here knowing more abut their nation’s history. I want them to understand some of the big events that happened in our nation. I want them to know certain policies and amendments that we added to our government and laws, so that they can understand when they leave here where we came from and where we’re going and what can make us better.
A: If you could travel to any era in time, which would you choose, and why?
Q: Early 40s, like right before Pearl Harbor, just to see the hysteria behind it. We get to learn about it and talk about it, but to be there and to witness it and to witness all the big movements of World War 2..
Q: What activities were you involved in in high school? What were you like?
A: So in high school I was in marching band and jazz band, and I did band all four years of high school. I was a part of the bibliophile club which isn’t around anymore. As for how I was, I was a lazy kid, barely did my work, flew by the seat of my pants. Teachers always had to tell me to turn my work in. I was a B/C average student, always just trying to do enough to get by. But overall, I think I was a good kid, just lacked motivation to succeed.