Teacher Interviews: Ms. Jiminez

Q: What classes and grades do you teach at Irvington? What is your favorite class?

A: I teach 9th, 11th, and 12th grade students.  My class types are College Prep English 11, 9th Grade Reading Lab, 12th grade English Standards, and College Prep English 12. I like all my classes equally.  They all have their own personalities and strengths.

Q: How would you characterize yourself as a high school student?

A: When I was in high school, I was very athletic.  I played varsity softball for four years.  I was a left-fielder and we made NCS my freshman year.  I also played basketball although I wasn’t that good at it.  Actually, I graduated from Irvington High (Class of ’03) and Ms. Martin was my softball coach.  The teachers I had while I was at Irvington that still teach her are Ms. Brackett (for English), Mr. Canavero (for Govt.), and Ms. Paulsen (for Creative Clothing).  I still find it difficult to call Mrs. Brackett-Musto by her first name.

Q: What is your favorite high school memory?

A: My favorite high school memory is definitely graduation.  I felt like I had my whole life ahead of me.  I loved Irvington but I was also excited to move out of home.

Q: What college did you attend?

A: I attended San Francisco State and majored in Liberal Studies.  It was in college that I decided to pursue a career as a teacher.

Q: What is your favorite fall TV show?

A: I love Desperate Housewives because of all the gossip, drama, and hilariousness.  It’s so ridiculous, it’s funny.  Bree is my favorite character because she goes all psycho-neurotic while trying to maintain a Martha Stewart image.

Q: What are some fads or TV shows that you don’t like?

A: I am not a Twilight/Heroes/TheHills/Gossip Girl/Prison Break person.  I am also not an animal person so no National Geographic for me.