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Teacher Profile: Ms.O’Brien

Ved Sheth

Q: What brought you into teaching?

A: What brought me into teaching is an interesting question because I was not interested in teaching at all when I was your age or in college. Once I graduated college, I started working at Fidelity Investments and I got my series 7 [Exam and license to sell securities products such as stocks, bonds, and ETF’s] and I was trading stocks, mutual funds, etc. But I was so bored of that–I hated sitting at a desk–so I ended up going to see a career advisor and they encouraged me to get into education. So, I went back and got my masters in education and I’ve never looked back since. I’ve been teaching for 17 years and I absolutely love it, it is the most satisfying career for me.

Q: If you weren’t teaching, what would you be doing instead?

A: If I was not teaching I would work very hard to try to become the guitar tech for Bruce Springsteen [favorite artist]

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Q: Do you have any other passions besides teaching 

A: Oh, absolutely! I am very passionate about following Bruce Springsteen around when he is on tour and I also love to travel wherever to have new experiences and eat new food. I’malso passionate about my dog Brady. I’m also passionate about any Boston sports team as well.

Q: How do you think the students you teach have built you as a person?

A: I think that students have definitely made me resilient every day, they have made me really enjoy life and be positive because I want to be positive for them and enthusiastic for them everyday.

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About the Contributor
Ved Sheth, Junior Staff Writer
Ved Sheth is a senior at Independence High School. This is his first year with the newspaper and he is excited to join the crew. In his free time he enjoys reading watching sports and cheering on his favorite teams, the Commanders and Wizards.