Teachers of the Week

Ms. Maria and Mrs. Handly

Teacher Feature: Ms. Maria and Mrs. Handly

At the beginning of each school year we ask the faculty and staff to fill out a fun questionnaire about themselves. Each week we choose someone to feature, and we share their questionnaire so that everyone can learn more about our awesome MSPCS faculty. We are featuring two staff members this week, Ms. Maria who teaches our PreK 4 students, and Mrs. Handly who coaches our teachers on Caring Community. Learn more about them here.

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About me

 

Name: Maria Zarate

Birthday: December 16

 

What is your hometown?

Potosi, Bolivia

 

What do you love most about your hometown?

The Architecture

 

Travel and Destinations

 

What continents have to you traveled to?

North America, South America

 

If you could travel anywhere where would you pick?

And why? Hawaii/its beauty

 

If you could travel back in time to give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?

To finish what you started

 

Food Related

 

What food do you despise? Lamb

 

What do you always have room for? Pastries

 

Where do you love to go out to eat? Flannigan’s

 

What is your specialty to cook? Beef stew

 

What is the most delicious or disgusting thing you ever ate? Delicious- Key lime pie

 

Favorites

 

What is your favorite quote? Success is not a doorway, but a staircase

 

What is your favorite way to stay active? I like to walk

 

What is your favorite Disney movie? Mary Poppins

 

What color is your favorite? Blue

 

What’s your favorite sports team? Miami Heat

 

When you were a student

 

What was your favorite activity during recess? Meet with friends

 

What was your favorite project? Raise funds for Prom Trip

 

Who was your favorite teacher? My Literature teacher

 

If you won an award in the yearbook what award would it be (ex. “best laugh”, best smile”, most artistic” and so on) – Most friendly

 

This or That

 

Are you a cat or a dog person? Dog

 

Are you a morning person or a night owl? night owl

 

Do you prefer cake or pie? pie

 

At a movie do you prefer candy or popcorn? popcorn

 

Are you a coffee or tea person? coffee

 

Do you prefer the city or the country? city

 

Do you prefer summer or winter? Summer

 

Random

 

Do you collect anything? If so, what is it?

 

What do you want to accomplish before you die? (rephrase: What is at the top of your bucket list?) Travel with my family

 

What is a weird or useless talent you have?  Like to wash dishes

 

What song always puts you in a good mood? Rolling on the river (Tina Turner)

 

If you had a personal mascot, what would your mascot be?  Llama

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About me

 

Name: Patricia Handly

Birthday: February 20

 

What is your hometown? Tappahannock, Va

 

What do you love most about your hometown? The mile wide river – The Rappahannock.

 

Travel and Destinations

 

What continents have to you traveled to? North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia

 

If you could travel anywhere where would you pick? And why? Tibet to learn the ways of the Dali Lama

 

If you could travel back in time to give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be? To be more compassionate

 

Food Related

 

What food do you despise? Beets

 

What do you always have room for?   Chocolate Chip Mint Gelato

 

Where do you love to go out to eat? Any Middle Eastern Restaurant

 

What is your specialty to cook?  Black bean lasagna

 

What is the most delicious or disgusting thing you ever ate? Delicious –hummus made in Lebanon. Disgusting?  Rooster’s crown

 

Favorites

 

What is your favorite quote?

 

What is your favorite way to stay active?  Walking the dog and swimming

 

What is your favorite Disney movie?  Fantasia

 

What color is your favorite? Teal

 

What’s your favorite sports team?  Women’s Olympic gymnists

 

When you were a student

 

What was your favorite activity during recess?  Chinese jump rope

 

What was your favorite project?  Constructing  a Roman Road

 

Who was your favorite teacher? Mrs. Moore – grade 2

 

If you won an award in the yearbook what award would it be (ex. “best laugh”, best smile”, most artistic” and so on)  I won most talented – piano

 

This or That

 

Are you a cat or a dog person? Dog!

 

Are you a morning person or a night owl?  I like the afternoon!

 

Do you prefer cake or pie? Cake

 

At a movie do you prefer candy or popcorn? Popcorn

 

Are you a coffee or tea person?  Coffee

 

Do you prefer the city or the country?  Love both!

 

Do you prefer summer or winter? Summer

 

Random

 

Do you collect anything? If so, what is it? BOOKS!

 

What do you want to accomplish before you die? (rephrase: What is at the top of your bucket list?)  Create as much love and peace around me as possible

 

What is a weird or useless talent you have? I can play piano scales with my big toe!

 

What song always puts you in a good mood?  Pharrell Williams’ Happy

 

If you had a personal mascot, what would your mascot be?  A Giraffe

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