Friday, November 14, 2014

Old Teachers and Zumba

(published on the Staff Spotlight of our Tiger's Telegraph website)

I took an interview with Ms. Mutterback.  She is the Computer Tech teacher here at Princeton Middle School.  She is one of the best teachers here in my opinion.  She always has a smile on her face and she is always nice to everyone.

Q: How did you meet my parents?
A: I met your parents when you and my son played on the same soccer team.  I really liked your mom and dad, and I remember thinking that your mom was hilarious.

Q:How long have you know us?
A: I think I have known your family since 2006.  That is a rough estimate

Q: Do you remember when me and Bryce played soccer together?
A:  I remember very well when you and Bryce played soccer. What I remember about you was your mom telling you to stick your tongue back in your mouth because she was afraid you were going to bite it off.  You would run and have your tongue stuck out.  She cracked me up!  I think you were faster when you stuck out your tongue.

Q: Why doesn’t he play any sports anymore?
A: My son doesn’t play sports because he really loves being in band. He stays after school almost every day for band practice, and he has learned how to play so many instruments I have lost count. He is going into a musical professional, so I am happy to stay after school and take him home.

Q: Do you want him to play sports again?
A: I want my son to do what makes him happy. I am not sad about his preference of music over sports. I just want him to go into a profession where he makes lots of money, so he can take care of me and I won’t have to work when I am old. If that means doing something with music, then I support it fully. I am kidding about the taking care of me financially when he grows up. If ANYBODY wants to support me financially in the future, then that is fine with me! (JUST KIDDING!!!!)

Q: What is your favorite thing about your work?
A: My favorite thing about work is all of the kids that I get to see. I think there are some fantastic kids at Princeton Middle, and I feel lucky that I get paid to come and work with you.

Q: What made you want to do this?
A: I have been around kids my whole life, and going into teaching was a no-brainer.

Q: How long have you been in your career?
A:  I am on my 20th year in teaching. Six of those years I worked as a Technology Integration Specialist, which allowed me to help teachers use technology with students.

Q: What is your least favorite thing about work?
A: The least favorite thing about my job is when I have to work in ISS. I cover it the last period of the day, and I would prefer teaching last period so that I could end my day on a positive note.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do?
A: My favorite thing to do is to go to the gym and take classes with my friends. Did you know old teachers like me take Zumba? There are many old teachers that go to Zumba. Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Sink, and Mrs. Gross from the high school go to Zumba with me! Do not tell them that I said they were old. They may get angry.

It was so amusing I had to share.

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