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Patricia Cady, Millswood Middle School

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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 12:00 am

What type of music do you listen to? Favorite artists?

Lately, I cannot stop listening to Florence and the Machine, She & Him, or Mumford and Sons. I tend to stick with indie/ alternative, but I'm open to a little of everything. All time favorites have to include the Cure, Smiths, Jack Johnson, and Snow Patrol.

What type of jobs did you do in high school or college?

My students have all heard stories about my starter jobs. I worked at Boston Market when I was 16, delivered papers in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Stockton to pay for prom, and substituted in a kindergarten class. I also volunteered quite a bit and did some office work around the University of the Pacific while I was in college.

Do you collect anything?

Postcards! One of the first things people notice when they come in my classroom is my postcard collection. Each one has been brought in by students and each continent is represented, even Antarctica.

What is your greatest fear?

Snakes. They move without legs, that is just wrong. Gah!

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

Flight — I could move around without having to touch anything. For a germaphobe like me, that would be awesome.

Was there a particular teacher that had a strong influence on your life? Tell me about them.

My 4th grade teacher, Kelly Enos [Hall], inspired me to become a teacher. She had such a wonderful way of making each of her students feel like we were her favorite, without playing favorites. When I got to Bear Creek High School, Laura Reese [Brooke], displayed how cool English teachers could be. I come from a family of readers, but she also recognized and encouraged my writing skills. I am thankful to have had both of these lovely ladies take part in my education.

If you weren't a teacher, what would you be?

I love teaching, but it's not always what I thought I would do. When I was 5, I wanted to be a maid. In middle school, I wanted to be an animator for Disney. If I wasn't a teacher now, I'm pretty sure you'd be able to find me somewhere around a Disney park.

What is the most annoying thing that students can do?

Besides crumple paper, I absolutely hate when smart kids act dumb. If you honestly don't understand, that's one thing, but appearing ditzy to fit in- no, not tolerated.

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