Teacher Interviews: Ms. Mazur

Q: What classes do you teach?

A: English 10 CCA

Q: Where were you before Irvington?

A: I worked with university students at UC Berkeley preparing them to be teachers. Before that I taught English at James Logan High School.

Q: What activities were you involved in when you were in High School?

A: I was the school newspaper’s editor. I did a lot of volunteer work with elementary students and I was also involved in dance. I really liked the volunteer work – I tutored kids and that was what made me realize I wanted to be a teacher.

Q: What would be your dream concert to attend?

A: U2 because I like the songs and the music and they remind me of being a teenager. I also like the work Bono does with issues around the world.

Q: Where do you like to shop?

A: The Farmer’s Market for its lovely, fresh fruits and vegetables.

Q: What is your pet peeve?

A: Rude or mean people.

Q: If you could be any animal, what animal would you be? Why?

A: A house cat who gets to sleep in a sunny spot all day.

Q: Why did you decide to be a teacher?

A: Teenagers make me laugh, in a good way. Teaching has always been very rewarding and fun for me. I really love reading, writing and helping others. Being a teacher is how I can help others love reading and writing too.

Q: If you could be anything but a teacher, what would you be? Why?

A: Probably a journalist because I love to write.

Q: If you could be any famous person for a day, who would you be? Why?

A: Queen Elizabeth because she was a powerful woman who stood up against a culture that treated women as weak.

Q: What types of movies do you like? Why?

A: I like foreign dramas because they make me think. It’s kind of like analyzing a book.