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.
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.
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.
Misewiski: Running or watching HGTV/ Netflix.