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Highlander Q&A: Which Teacher Do You Want to Be Like When You Grow Up?

Thursday, April 21, 2016

As a college preparatory school, Heathwood Hall is well known for its excellence in all areas of scholarship and community. From active, fun-filled Fridays in theECLC to various clubs and activities in the high school, Heathwood works hard to build each student through both body and mind as individuals and community members. This, in large part, is made possible by our outstanding faculty and staff. An average student-teacher ratio of 9:1 makes a great opportunity for teachers to establish profound relationships with their students in which they work to positively influence each student’s life. Since our tight­knit community forms such unique bonds, we decided to ask students across several divisions about their opinions of their teachers and, in particular:

“Which teacher do you want to be like when you grow up? And why?”

Cole Benoit, 1st grade: When I grow up, I want to be like… Mrs. Bryan because she never yells at us.

Sabin Koon, 2nd grade: When I grow up, I want to be like… Mrs. Hardy because she’s really nice to my friends and me. I like her because whenever I am sad, she always cheers me up.


Arthur Gonzales, 2nd grade: When I grow up, I want to be like… Mrs. Johnson because she’s really really nice and sings all of the time.
 


Ellie Singerling, 6th grade: When I grow up, I want to be like… Mr. Spires because he’s fun and interesting, taking everyday topics and applying them to history class.


Joe French, 7th grade: When I grow up, I want to be like… Mr. McDuffie because he works well with kids in the classroom and on the track. He is also very good at what he does.


Emma McIntosh, 7th grade: When I grow up, I want to be like… Mrs. Hodges because she easily relates to all students. She’s really cool and makes class fun.

Daisy McLeod, 10th grade: When I grow up, I want to be like… Ms. Kitty because each time she says, “Good morning,” she makes people’s day better with her warm welcome and cheerfulness.
 


Matthew Quan, 11th grade: When I grow up, I want to be like… Dr. Scouten because he’s weird, yet interesting. Also, Dr. Scouten is very good at making conversation.

Isabelle Robinson, 11th grade: When I grow up, I want to be like… Mrs. Cooper because she loves what she does and she is constantly putting her all in into her work. She is always positive and is understanding of everyone and everything.


Whether teachers are capturing the attention of young students through songs and fun activities or instructing their students into becoming well informed, educated citizens, all of Heathwood’s faculty and staff share one striking and important similarity: these men and women are compassionately devoting all of their time and talents to their students.