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Bringing science to life

Interview with new biology teacher

Mr. Pick outside of his classroom.

Chloe Presley-Gundaker

Mr. Pick outside of his classroom.

Chloe Presley-Gundaker, Author

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Just like Smithson Valley High School has new students, the school also has new staff members that are new as well, and they also are having to adapt to their new environment. Over the time of the second week of school, I interviewed a few of them, so you can get to know them, like they are getting to know you. This is what they had to say.

Q: What class do you teach?

Michael Pickerill: I teach biology and pre-AP biology.

Q: What do you think your duties are as a teacher

Pick: To bring science to life for my students.

Q: What made you pursue teaching?

Pick: My high school teachers were a big influence, so I wanted to do the same for other students.

Q: How long have you been teaching?

Pick: I have been teaching for 15 years.

Q: Where else have you taught?

Pick: Judson, in Maui and in Austin.

Q: Where did you go to college?

Pick: I went to University of Texas

Q: What was your favorite subject in school?

Pick: My favorite subject was history, even though I teach biology.

Q: Any advice for new students this year?

Pick: Enjoy your high school years, and find something you enjoy.

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One Response to “Bringing science to life”

  1. Debbie Bain on October 13th, 2017 6:07 pm

    Getting to know your teachers is a valuable tool. You have an idea why they have chosen teaching as a career and also their expectations from their students. Excellent interview

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