Teacher Feature: Ms. Jenny

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At the beginning of each school year, we ask the faculty and staff to fill out a fun questionnaire about themselves. Each week we choose someone to feature, and we share their questionnaire so that everyone can learn more about our awesome MSPCS faculty. This week our featured teacher is Ms. Jenny our Spanish teacher. Learn more about her below.

 

About me

 

Name: Jenny

 

Birthday: Sept 3

 

What is your hometown? Monroe, MI

 

What do you love most about your hometown? Getting together with my brothers and sister and playing games like we used to in the good old days (ping pong, Dr. Mario, etc.)

 

Travel and Destinations

 

What continents have to you traveled to? North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia

 

If you could travel anywhere where would you pick? And why? Virtually everywhere is on my list, but Colombia and Chile are on top at the moment!

 

If you could travel back in time to give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be? Don’t worry so much- things don´t have to be perfect

 

Food Related

 

What food do you despise? Morcilla

 

What do you always have room for? Trying new foods

 

What’s your go-to midnight snack? N/A

 

Where do you love to go out to eat? Cuban, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian, Indian, Mexican, Ceviche… jaja I can´t pick just one!

 

What is your specialty to cook? A variation of Paella

 

What is the most delicious or disgusting thing you ever ate? Disgusting- liver and onions

 

Favorites

 

What is your favorite quote? If not now, then when

 

What is your favorite way to stay active? Dragon boating, tennis, pádel, stand up paddle boarding, walking

 

What’s your favorite TV show? N/A

 

Who is your favorite cartoon character? N/A

 

What color is your favorite? Blue

 

What’s your favorite sport? Tennis, pádel, dragon boat

 

What’s your favorite sports team? Detroit Red Wings when I was growing up

 

What’s your go-to karaoke song? Livin´ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi

 

What’s your favorite cereal? Ones with berries and/or yogurt clusters

 

When you were a student

 

What was your favorite activity during recess? Playing flag football and also playing matchmaker jaja

 

What job did you have in high school? I coached tennis and worked at the reception at the YMCA

 

What was your favorite project? My presentation on Belgium in 3rd grade

 

Who was your favorite teacher? Mrs. Ciotti, my 3rd grade teacher

 

If you won an award in the yearbook what award would it be (ex. “best laugh”, best smile”, most artistic” and so on) Student athlete

 

This or That

 

Do you prefer Pepsi or Coke? Neither

 

Are you a morning person or a night owl? Night owl

 

Do you prefer cake or pie? Both are good

 

Do you prefer chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla

 

Do you prefer pancakes or waffles? I like both

 

At a movie do you prefer candy or popcorn? Not a huge fan of either

 

Are you a coffee or tea person? Tea

 

Do you prefer summer or winter? Summer

 

Do you prefer an international vacation or a new TV? International vacation for sure!

 

Do you prefer rain or snow? I don´t care for either as I´m solar powered, but I´d choose rain normally or snow on Christmas day

 

Do you prefer the pool or the sea? Sea

 

Random

 

Do you collect anything? If so, what is it? Photos

 

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Professional Athlete

 

What do you want to accomplish before you die? (Rephrase: What is at the top of your bucket list?) Travel, travel and travel! 43 countries and counting..

 

What is a weird or useless talent you have? Good question

 

Who is the coolest celebrity you’ve ever met? Chris Chelios and Igor Larionov, a couple of the Detroit Red Wings

 

If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Tele transport

 

How many pairs of shoes do you own? Around 20 or so

 

What is a recent book that you have enjoyed? I´m reading the Happiness of Pursuit at the moment

 

What’s your favorite holiday? Do summer holidays count? jeje

 

Describe yourself in 3 words. Athletic, Adventurous, Social

 

If you were famous, what would you be famous for? Probably something related to sports and/or travel

 

If you could take 3 items with you to a deserted island, what would they be? Music, a knife for cutting coconuts and sunscreen!

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