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Teacher Profile: Ms. Rhoton

Q: Tell me a bit about yourself: 

A: I graduated high school in the next county over [Fairfax], went to James Madison, started teaching for three years, switched careers, decided to do a little government contracting, then we moved overseas, and then when we came back to Virginia I came back to teaching.

Q: What got you interested in teaching?

A: Honestly, I did not want to be a teacher when I was younger, and then when I was in college, I was a math major and wasn’t really sure how I wanted to use that. I started coaching swimming and I really liked the high school level age group.

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Q: What has been your favorite part of teaching?

A: The connection with the students. The joking around, getting to know them.

Q: How have students influenced you as a teacher?

A: It’s all kind of going off of their energy. You know math is kind of boring so we try to make it as interesting as possible and just have some fun in class.

Q: If you weren’t a teacher, what do you think you would be doing? 

A: I’d be like a travel photographer, [and] get paid to travel the world.

Q: What are some of your interests outside of school?

A: I like swimming, traveling obviously, watching a lot of youth sports with the kids, and just cooking too.

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