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