Special

The Teacher Talk

Mr. Amini

Where are you from?

Waukesha, WI

What do you teach?

AP Micro, AP Macro, Psychology, and Modern US

How long have you taught at JMM?

4 years

If you had to teach a different class, what would it be?

Hmmm… I don’t want to say something and have Mr. Olson come up and say “Oh, you want to teach this?” I’m gonna say cartography (the science or practice of drawing maps)

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

When someone says give 110% because you can’t give 110%. It’s over the max!

What’s your morning routine?

I take a shower first, then I make lunch and eat cereal or a bagel for breakfast with coffee. If I don’t finish my coffee, I bring it to school in a mason jar.

Pick a teacher at JMM to eat lunch with:

BEN VOSS!!

Favorite afternoon snack:

Goldfish

Favorite hobby:

Disc golf

Favorite JMM event:

Filmfest

Mrs. Garrison

Where are you from?

La Crosse, WI

What do you teach?

English 1

How long have you taught at JMM?

8 years

If you had to teach a different class, what would it be?

Maybe something in music. I played piano, clarinet, xylophone, and I play handbell right now.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Other crazy drivers. You’re just driving along when someone switches lanes… drives me crazy.

What’s your morning routine?

I get up, get ready for school, pack lunches for my kids, take our chihuahua out, and go to school. I usually have a bowl of cereal for breakfast.

Pick a teacher at JMM to eat lunch with:

Mrs. Oryall

Favorite afternoon snack:

Something with chocolate

Favorite hobby:

I like to read and cook

Favorite JMM event:

I like all the plays and musicals

 

Mr. Kvistad

Where are you from?

Woodbury, MN

What do you teach?

Geometry Honors, Algebra 3 Honors, AP Calculus AB

How long have you taught at JMM?

8 years

If you had to teach a different class, what would it be?

Philosophy, maybe Computer Science

Pick a teacher at JMM to eat lunch with:

Mr. Borchardt

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Don’t cross marker colors… PLEASE

What’s your morning routine?

I get up and within 10 minutes, I leave home. No breakfast. I usually arrive at school by 6:30 am, I center myself and get ready to teach. I try to have as much energy as possible so my students wake up.

Favorite afternoon snack:

Peanut butter M&Ms

Favorite hobby:

Video Games

Favorite JMM event:

Prom or graduation – prom is classier than the other dances, and I love graduation because I get to see how students I had freshman year grow

 

Mrs. Stec

Where are you from?

Milwaukee, WI

What do you teach?

AP Physics 1 and 2

How long have you taught at JMM?

11 years

If you had to teach a different class, what would it be?

Autoshop

Pick a teacher at JMM to eat lunch with:

Ms. Murphy – we swim together during lunch

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Students using MY tissues on the whiteboard

What’s your morning routine?

I get up, do some stretching exercises, walk my dog with my neighbor, pack my lunch, and go to school.

Favorite afternoon snack:

Carrot sticks

Favorite hobby:

Working on cars or gardening

Favorite JMM event:

The first day of school

By Megan Li

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