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Two Teacher Vacancies Filled as Spring Term Launches

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Angelina Lyng
New Teachers!

It is with great pleasure that we embrace two more faculty members this semester: Ms. Jasmine Kern, co-teacher, and Ms. Chloe Campbell, who has recently become a certificated English teacher after student teaching for Ms. Duran last year. We asked both of them a few questions:

Ms. Kern (Angelina Lyng)

Ms. Kern, Co-Teacher, Room 207 

Question: What influenced you to be a teacher?
Answer: My love for education influenced me to be a teacher, as well as the multiple family members who are also educators.

Q: What is your strongest asset?
A: I would consider my strongest asset to be my ability to relate and create connections with my students.

Q: What do you know about our school that you would consider a strength?
A: The collaboration among faculty members is a huge strength of this school.

Q: What made you want to work at NAHS?

A: I appreciated the school culture that boasts inclusivity.

Q: What do you consider the most important reason(s) for you, personally, to become a teacher?
A: My love for education and creativity. I want to make a difference in the lives of my students.

Q: What do you like about working with students?
A: Every student is an individual that I get to learn about and from.

Q: What has been your experience in working with students of color? LGBTQ students?
A: This is my first experience as an educator, however being both Filipino-American and a member of the LGBTQ+ community myself, I feel I have a lot of understanding and connection to working with these communities.

Q: How do you keep yourself organized?
A: I keep myself organized by making my routine fun and aesthetically pleasing.

Q: How do you develop a positive relationship with students in individual teaching?
A: I do my best to develop positive relationships by being understanding of their individual needs. Everyone has their own learning needs and styles that I want to both encourage and expand upon.

Q: Any other things that would help NAHS know more about you?
A: I am so excited to be here and I look forward to growing with you all.

Ms. Campbell (Angelina Lyng)

Ms. Campbell, English Teacher, Room 207

Q: What influenced you to be a teacher?
A: I have always loved reading and writing. I also have dyslexia, so I had to take speech classes when I was younger. I started reading to improve my dyslexia and it was life-changing. Because of this, English quickly grew dear to me.

Q: What is your strongest asset?
A: I hold a lot of creativity and passion and I am enthusiastic about what I do in life.

Q: What do you know about our school that you would consider a strength?
A: The culture of this school is strong and there is a lot of inclusivity and awareness. NAHS definitely feels very connected.

Q: What made you want to work at NAHS?
A: I first started out at NAHS as a student teacher for Ms. Duran and as I watched her teach, she quickly became one of my biggest inspirations to become a teacher.

Q: What do you consider the most important reason(s) for you, personally, to become a teacher?
A: I believe in fostering the belief in kids that they are capable of more than what they think and that means a lot to me. I hope that even if they don’t grow to love English as much as I do, they at least grow an admiration for it.

Q: What do you like about working with students?
A: I believe that you can build bonds with students, not just academically but on an emotional level, as well. The connection with students is the best part for me.

Q: What has been your experience in working with students of color? LGBTQ students?
A: As a pansexual woman, I love working with students of all identities and ethnicities. It broadens my way of looking at students and the world around them.

Q: How do you keep yourself organized?
A: Technology and coffee are my best friends.

Q: How do you develop a positive relationship with students in individual teaching?
A: I meet with students one-on-one. If I have the feeling individual students may be affected by something, whether that be through their academic performance or simply by their demeanor, I will always let them know that they can talk to me (if they are comfortable doing so). These conversations don’t always have to be something regarding a negative manner, but rather something that is more casual.

Q: Any other things that would help NAHS know more about you?
A: If students ever want to talk about video games, Manga, painting, and things alike, I am more than willing to converse with them about said things.

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