Meet Apex High’s Newest English Teacher, Ms. Gavin!

Interview Video Part 1

Interview Video Part 2

Interview Video Part 3

Interview Video Part 4

Q: What is your name?

A: Sarah Gavin

Q: What did you do before coming to Apex?

A: Before coming to Apex, I of course, went to college at West Carolina University. I grew up in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, and went to high school there as well. So, not overly exciting.

Q: Why did you become a teacher?

A: Probably a lot like everyone else. I had a really good teacher in college, and she just inspired me to follow English, and I really liked being able to talk in front of people. I think it’s exciting.

Q: Do you have any pets or kids?

A: No kids but I have a dog. She is a ten year old black lab named Star and is the biggest drama queen probably out of anyone in this world.

Q: Why did you choose your subject area?

A: I’ve always loved English. I’ve always liked reading or writing. It was a forced love for a while, but now that I’ve gotten better at it, I actually enjoy it. But I was definitely a bookworm growing up, so English was my first love.

Q: What is your favorite thing about Apex so far?

A: How friendly everyone is. I’ve never been in a school where just the staff and the students are all so welcoming. Everyone says “hi” to you when you’re walking in the hallways, so that’s been really great.

Q: What is your least favorite thing about Apex?

A: The start time. 7:10 is very early.

Q: How does Apex compare to other schools?

A: The student body is definitely really diverse here. When I did my student teaching in Asheville, North Carolina, those schools are definitely pretty similar because just like Raleigh, Asheville has a very eclectic group of people, so the student bodies are all just really diverse. You have a lot from everywhere, different cultures, different religions and I think that’s really important.

Q: What is your favorite movie?

A: It’s called Whiplash. It has Miles Teller in it and follows a young band in a collegiate jazz band. It’s very suspenseful.

Q: What were you like as a student?

A: As a student, I was a pretty good student. A lot of the times I would definitely rather read or do something not related to school while in school, probably like everyone else, but overall I was a pretty good student.

Q: What advice would you give to students?

A: While it may seem like a big deal now, it’s really not. Whatever drama you’re dealing with, whatever issue you’re facing, it’ll always get better. You’ll have a positive outlook in the end, so just push through ‘cause it’ll all turn out ok.


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