Mme. Garcia dit bonjour

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Mme. Garcia dit bonjour

Madison Augustyn, Bucky's Backyard Editor

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With a name like Garcia, it would be expected that Ms. Garcia teach Spanish. However,  when studying in college, she really liked the French culture, the French people, and the country of France, so she decided to teach French.  Many students are very happy with her decision.   With a name like Garcia, it would be expected that Ms. Garcia teach Spanish. However,  when studying in college, she really liked the French culture, the French people, and the country of France, so she decided to teach French.  Many students are very happy with her decision.

Garcia is one of the language teachers who alternates between the high school and middle school. She teaches French and is loved by most, if not all, of her students. But teaching was not always Garcia’s dream. In fact, when growing up, she, “always wanted to work for the CIA or something in culinary. I actually almost went to college for culinary.”

Garcia was influenced by her first and second grade teacher, Mrs. Mehnert, who really made her want to become a teacher. “She made me like school and made me want to learn, which is a big deal at that age. I miss her.”

French with Garcia is arguably one of the most memorable classes in school. She hopes “it will be remembered as being silly and the French songs will be remembered…I hope students will remember the French and how the class was fun, but also serious, and how people were able to voice [their] opinions.”

On a lighter note, when I asked what three books or movies she would take with her if she were stranded on a remote island, she chose the novel “The Road,” by Cormac McCarthy, the movie “Inception,” and the movie “The Godfather”. “At first I didn’t think I would like ‘The Road’…but it reflected parent-child relationships, and I really like McCarthy.  ‘The Godfather’ was one of my parents’ favorite movies, so I read the book and it made more sense.  It’s about the family business, behind the scenes, and skeletons in the closet.  It makes me feel normal.”

Teaching definitely has its ups and downs, but to Garcia the worst thing about teaching is  “the paperwork that takes away from your day. Also the tough days where I’m hard on myself and try to please everyone.” On the other hand, the best and most rewarding part about teaching is, “when you see the student get it and understand what they’re learning [and] when students come back to visit.”

Speed Round:

Favorite Color- Blue
Favorite Car- G Wagon
Favorite Food- Everything, maybe tacos
Favorite Movie- “The Lion King”
Favorite Animal- Tiger and Elephant (Possibly combined into a Tilephant)
What Trends Baffle Her- Fidget Spinners, slang like “yeet,” Finstas, mumble rap, such as Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi songs, and when actors become singers.

 

 

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