Faculty Focus Friday

Faculty Focus Friday!
Posted on 02/01/2019


Faculty Focus Friday allows the community to meet our teachers both in and outside of their classrooms, through a series of questions.

Meet Ms. Truver - Walter E. Ranger Elementary School

TSD: What’s a typical Saturday night like for you?
Ms. Truver: "A typical Saturday night usually involves binge watching Big Bang Theory, NCIS or Criminal Minds while correcting."

TSD: What are some pets you’ve had or would like to own?
Ms. Truver: "I have had several amazing dogs. My current dog, Charlie, is an American Foxhound and he is a huge, loveable baby!"

TSD: What is your dream vacation?
Ms. Truver: "My dream vacation would be a month spent in Ireland and then another month in Italy with a few side trips to Germany."

TSD: How do you spend your summer breaks?
Ms. Truver: "I usually have some sort of summer job. I’ve taught workshops, summer camps for kids and waitressed. Other years, I take graduate classes or PD seminars. Of course there is plenty of beach time too!"

TSD: What are your “trapped on a desert island” books or movies?
Ms. Truver: "My all time favorite movie is Good Will Hunting and I just love to read...so any book is a good book!"

TSD: What can you cook to perfection? Are you willing to share the recipe?
Ms. Truver: "I make some mean chicken fajitas and I’m happy to share the recipe!"

TSD: If you won the lottery and decided to give up teaching, what would you do instead?
Ms. Truver: "If I won the lottery, I think I would still teach. The winnings would give me the luxury of knowing I was teaching for the sheer joy of seeing kids learn. If I won really big, I would also fund teachers’ requests for computers, materials or whatever they wanted."

TSD: What makes a ‘good day’ at school?
Ms. Truver: "A good day at school is one where there is learning and laughter. A good day is when we are focused and productive, working as a team."

TSD: What inspires you?
Ms. Truver: "Inspiration comes in many forms. The kids inspire me every single day. Over the last 32 years, each class has taught me something. They have taught me to be patient, that trust is earned, that tolerance can be taught and that thinking outside the box is necessary on a regular basis. Most importantly, They've shown me repeatedly that no two children are the same and that is to be honored and embraced. I am also inspired by my amazing colleagues. I’m surrounded by dedicated, committed teachers who continuously work to improve their craft."

TSD: In which other teacher’s class would you like to enroll, even for a day? Why?
Ms. Truver: "I would love to enroll in our Kindergarten. They meet 23 little people (who come in with varying degrees of readiness) right where they’re at and move them forward with joy, encouragement and lots of fun. I am in awe of them! I would love to be in one of their classes."

TSD: If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share?
Ms. Truver: "No matter what, be yourself. Keep trying and never be afraid to fail. Failure is an opportunity to learn and grow, plus it makes the successes even sweeter!"

TSD: How long would you survive a zombie apocalypse? Why?
Ms. Truver: "I wouldn’t survive 5 minutes. I can’t run fast enough."

TSD: In which Hogwarts house would you be sorted?
Ms. Truver: "Griffindor, of course!"

TSD: If you could grow up in any decade, which would you choose?
Ms. Truver: "I think I’m right where I’m supposed to be...a 60’s baby."

TSD: Is there a quote or saying that you live your life by?
Ms. Truver: "What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger."

TSD: What song do you know all the lyrics to?
Ms. Truver: "I will Survive by Gloria Gaynor"

Thank you so much Ms. Truver!

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