Meet the Freshmen Teachers

Co-written by:

 

Mr. Crescentini

Q. What subject do you teach? Why does it interest you?

A. U.S. History. I had a really good high school History teacher

Q. What do you want freshmen to know to do well in your class?

A. Do your job as a student

Q. What do freshmen struggle with?

A. Weak test taking skills

Q. What do they gain from your class?

A. Understanding of history, reading and study skills

Q. Why should freshmen take your class?

A. It is mandatory

Q. What clubs are you involved in?

None

Q. How often/How much homework is assigned?

A. Two days a week

 

Mr. Griffith

Q. What subject do you teach? Why does it interest you?

A. Band. I love music

Q. What do you want freshmen to know to do well in your class?

A. Be willing to work, be willing to leave your comfort level, willing to keep trying even if they struggle

Q. What do freshmen struggle with?

A. Making adjustments to High School and its expectations

Q. What do they gain from your class?

A. Deeper Awareness of how music works, problem solving, team work of creating a product that is beyond what anyone individual can accomplish

Q. Why should freshmen take your class?

A. It’s fun, a different way to use their brain than other classes

Q. What clubs are you involved in?

A. Marching Band, Jazz band, sometimes the musicals

Q. How often/How much homework is assigned?

A. Just to practice their instrument regularly

 

Mr. Kiner

Q. What subject do you teach? Why does it interest you?

A. Food and Nutrition. My passion of cooking outside the classroom

Q. What do you want freshmen to know to do well in your class?

A. Learning how to study and engage in the material, how to interact with student above their grade level.

Q. What do freshmen struggle with?

A. Staying on task

Q. What do they gain from your class?

A. How to manage working with older kids, and the curriculum, how to cook, how to eat

Q. Why should freshmen take your class?

A. If they have an interest in cooking,it can lead to culinary school

Q. What clubs are you involved in?

A. Football, Track, Gamer’s Club

  Q. How often/How much homework is assigned?

A. There is never homework

 

Mrs. Lammers

Q. What subject do you teach? Why does it interest you?

A. U.S. History. History was my favorite subject in high school

Q. What do you want freshmen to know to do well in your class?

A. Effort goes a long way

Q. What do freshmen struggle with?

A. Not doing well on the first test

Q. What do they gain from your class?

A. Knowledge

Q. Why should freshmen take your class?

A. Mandatory

Q. What clubs are you involved in?

A. Ping pong this year, hoping to teacher a girl’s self defense club

Q. How often/How much homework is assigned?

A. Class time is used to work on assignment, if student is productive there is no homework

 

Mr. Mignot

What subject do you teach? Why does it interest you?

U.S. History. I’ve always had a love of history, so it’s always a class I enjoy teaching.

What do you want freshmen to know to do well in your class?

Try to stay organized, take good notes, do your work, and spend lots of time on the study guides.

What do freshmen struggle with?

Organization

What do they gain from your class?

An appreciation of history and study skills

 Why should freshmen take your class?

Mandatory

What clubs are you involved in?

Varsity softball coach. Powderpuff

How often/How much hw is assigned?

A few take home projects, very little other homework

 

Mrs. Willoughby

What subject do you teach? Why does it interest you?

Pottery, Sculpture, Jewelry.

I’ve been an artist my entire life. In high school, my favorite teacher introduced me to clay. In college, I had my first Jewelry class and I decided what I wanted to major in.

What do you want freshmen to know to do well in your class?

Have good attendance

What do freshmen struggle with?

Finding where they fit in but there is a place for everyone at North.

What do they gain from your class?

Knowledge about the process. The history, the subject , a feeling of accomplishment by creating their own works.

Why should freshmen take your class?

They learn a lot and get to be creative, which is different than other classes.

What clubs are you involved in?

National Art Honor Society. Freshmen cannot join until sophomore year but are welcome to attend.

How often/How much hw is assigned?

Very rarely any.

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