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Words of Wisdom with Mrs. Brecht

by Marc Goldberg, staff writer

Q: What inspired you to teach?

A:I liked working with kids. Originally I wanted to be a pediatrician. But when I went to school I had to meet with doctors and follow them. I found that I didn’t have the personality to get attached to patients and stick through that. I had the grades to do it, but didn’t have the personality to do it.

 

Q:What was your attitude towards school when you were young?

A:I liked school. I probably could of worked harder like most kids I think. I liked participating in things. I liked joining clubs, playing sports. I took a lot of different types of classes.

 

Q:What has been your favorite moment as a teacher so far?

A: One of my very first students I had before I came to PV,sent  me an email and said that I encouraged him to take harder classes since he was in a lower level class.I told him he was smart enough to be doing more. He emailed me that he was going to school to major in science and that he was going to be a radiologist because I encouraged him.

 

Q:What is your favorite color?

A: Green. I like it because it represents life and nature.

 

Q: Who has been a major role model throughout your life?

A: My mom. My mom was a single mom, so I saw how much she had to struggle to provide for me. She didn’t go to college until she was an adult. When I was a kid she worked in a factory and then went back to school and worked her way up and was a manager. She worked for a company that made fire trucks. In college she decided that she was not happy working in business any more.Now she works with adults with special needs. She’s very passionate about it and cares about people.

 

Q: Are you a cat or a dog person?

A:Dog 100%

 

Q:What would you be doing if you were not a teacher?

A: I don’t know. Probably something outside.

 

Q: Where did you go to college?

A: I Went to Iona college in New York. I got my masters at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and then I just finished my second masters at Edinboro University.

 

Q:What school activities are you involved with?

A: I coach water polo for the school.

 

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A; 15 years.                 

 

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