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Welcome to our HOMEstead: New teachers 2017

October 2, 2017

Q&A with new faculty

Every year Homestead High School brings in  new faces to our faculty and staff. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all the teachers who spent time providing us information: Mary Maccudden, English; Alison Baehler, English; Kellie Bireley, special education; Sara Boeck, special education; Amanda Cushnie, physical education; Kimberly Miszewski, science; Jeff Patterson, science; Mark Mueller, science; Joe Wu, world language; Garrett Sterken, business; Danielle Kuzmanovic, counseling; Migdalia Dybro, world language

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

Maccudden: Well, I already watch an unhealthy amount of television, so I would probably do that more. I would also read more for myself because I go home, I do teacher work (because it never ends) and then I try to read before I go to bed but then I just fall asleep.

Sterken: Learn another language.

Wu: Good question, I don’t know. I guess I’d be sitting there doing nothing.

Cushnie: I would do all of the things that I can’t fit in my day. I need my sleep, I have to get 8 hours of sleep every single day.

Johnson: There’s a lot. I would try to keep learning Spanish. I have Rosetta Stone and I need to make progress on it.

Baehler: I would probably go visit my friends who live in different states.

Mueller: Physics. My quote is “all physics, all the time”. Even when I am sleeping, I am dreaming physics. If I am riding up a ski lift then I am calculating.

Misewiski: Spend more time with my family.


What is the single best day on the calendar?

Maccudden: My favorite day on the calendar, it’s got to be Friday. Because you’ve got two days ahead of you to do what you want to do.

Sterken: I’d say thanksgiving.

Wu: Sunday of course.

Cushnie: I am a big thanksgiving person.

Johnson: Christmas.

Baehler: Christmas.

Misewiski: Summer solstice, it’s the longest day of the year.


What job would you be terrible at?

Maccudden: A math teacher. Like not just having to do math but having to teach others how to teach math. It would be a disservice to everyone, thank god I found my niche.

Sterken: An accountant.

Wu: I am not good at cooking, I am a terrible cook.

Cushnie: Golf instructor. I don’t like golf, at all, I am not good at it.

Johnson: Being president because I am a detailed person and there are way too many details to keep track of for that.

Baehler: A terrible actress.

Mueller: English teacher.

Misewiski: I would be a horrible politician because I can’t lie.


If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?

Maccudden: Can Golden Girls trivia be turned into an Olympic sport? Because I would like legit dominate.

Sterken: Carrying grocery bags.

Wu: Biking.

Cushnie: Dance, I was a dancer growing up and I danced in college. If I had to pick one it would be jazz.

Johnson: Cleaning. I like the before and after.

Baehler: I am very good at parallel parking.

Mueller: Skiing.

Misewiski: Running or watching HGTV/ Netflix.


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