Recently I interviewed our assistant principal, Ms. Lindquist. This was a great opportunity for me to get to know her better.
First, I asked her to tell me a little bit about herself. She has a three year old son and loves to go to the park and the beach with him. I asked why she wanted to become a teacher, she said that she went to a town in Nebraska to help adults with special needs and became passionate about teaching. One class that taught her the most was being a student teacher at a Junior High School; it helped her decide which grade level she enjoyed. I asked if she is reading any books at the moment, she said she likes to read books with her son before he goes to bed.
I asked what she was like as a student, she said that she was very organized and liked to do her work thoroughly. Next, I asked what book she would like to read with her students. She responded, a book by the name of, I wish I were a butterfly, by James Howe. I asked where she sees herself in five years, she replied “Still an assistant principal!” I asked what her favorite part of being an assistant principal is, she said getting to know the students. At the end of our interview, I asked if she had any questions for me. She asked if I like my journalism class, I told her that I like it, but it’s very different from any of my past classes.
If you see Ms. Lindquist in the hall make sure to say hello. We are lucky to have her here at SBJHS.