A Day in the Life of Mrs. Johnson

Believe it or not, most of the teachers here at Apex have a life out of school. Just like your parents, they have dishes to do and kids to tend to, they even enjoy the occasional night out. My Biology teacher at Apex, Mrs. Johnson, helped me understand that by answering a few of “A day in the life of…” questions.

Q: What is your name, and what do you teach?

A: My name is Carly Johnson, and I teach Biology.

Q: How long have you been working at Apex?

A: Ten years.

Q: What are some of your strengths and weaknesses as a teacher?

A: Strengths- I am very organized, I enjoy teaching, and I am creative.

    Weakness- I am not as patient as other teachers.

Q: What things are part of your day to day routine?

  1. Get up and get ready, and get to school around 7:00 A.M.
  2. I have 1st period planning, so I grade papers/set up labs/ research and develop new activities or attend meetings.
  3. Teach AP Biology during 2nd, lunch, teach PALS Biology 3rd and 4th
  4. After school, I normally grade papers, plan for the next day, and attend meetings.
  5. I head home around 3:00 P.M and clean the house until my boys get up from naps.
  6. We do activities/ play outside/attend soccer practice and eat dinner.
  7. My boys go to bed around 8:00 P.M, and then I normally clean up from dinner and then watch some TV or relax for a while.
  8. Normally, I go to bed around 10 P.M or 11 P.M.

Q: What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

A: Hit snooze a few times and finally get up and start getting ready.

Q: What do you usually like to accomplish during the day?

A: Everything on my to-do list! That can vary greatly from day to day but consistent things include grading papers, planning and preparing for the week, cleaning up the daily kinds of messes kids make (put all toys away, do dishes…).

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in your free-time?

A: Scrapbook, crafts, and fun activities with my family

Q: What are some of the most challenging parts of your day?

A: Getting up, staying motivated, and sometimes getting my kids to eat dinner.

Q: Why do you have this job/ Do you enjoy it?

A: I enjoy teaching, I like explaining things to people, especially things they ask about. During certain sections of biology and especially during anatomy, my students tend to ask a lot of questions.

This interview has helped to show me teachers have many responsibilities. They are not only responsible for what goes on in their classroom but also in their home. Sometimes, they even need to intermix the two to get things that they need to done. A big thanks goes out to Mrs. Johnson for letting me take a peek into what her day-to-day life is like.

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