10 Questions with Ms. Stotlar


Emily Flores, Staff Writer

Why  did you choose to become a teacher?

I didn’t mean to become a teacher, it was kind of accidental… I went with a friend to a teaching job fair to be emotional support, and while I was there I ran into my 8th grade science teacher who was an Assistant Superintendent at the time and he talked me into teaching for a year.

What do you think is the best part about being a teacher?

I’m not bored. The kids are different every year, I get to change things up and there’s always a sense of something weird can happen any day.

If you could change something about yourself, what would you change?

I wish I liked to run.

What do you like to do on your free time?

plot world domination.. I like to read and I like to make things.

What do you like about Marshall?

I like that it’s open access, that if a kid who doesn’t meet a specific predetermined idea has an opportunity to try things that are different, and I like the fact that it’s 6-12 so we actually get to really know the kids.

If you weren’t a teacher, what would you want to do?

I would probably want to do forensic anthropology.

Cats or dogs? And why?

Dogs because they don’t knock as much stuff off the counter.

What science do you enjoy teaching more?

 life science, environmental science, anything but chemistry.

What are your pet peeves?

People hiding things from other people, like playing hide the back pack, and bad literature.

Does pineapple belong on pizza?

Not for civilized people.