Ms. Bryson- Teacher Feature
By Roni Flynn
Our next teacher is Ms. Bryson! She teaches Spanish 1, 2, and 3 here at Edmonds Woodway.
Roni: What is the funniest thing a student has said to you?
Ms. Bryson: It changes on a daily basis. I’ve had students ask things like “How do you say taco in spanish?” or “Is Mexico part of the United States?”
Roni: What is the craziest thing you did in highschool?
Ms. Bryson: I played the flute in band. I’ve been on band field trips to Canada. Some of the basketball marching band trips were pretty fun.
Roni: Where did you go to highschool?
Ms. Byson: I went to Richland High in Richland, Washington.
Roni: What do you do in your free time?
Ms. Bryson: What free time? I like to drink coffee and pet my cats. If I have a lot of free time I’ll probably be reading a book or watching a TV show.
Roni: What TV shows do you like to watch?
Ms. Bryson: Supernatural, Jane the Virgin, Lucifer is pretty good. I really like science fiction fantasy TV shows like the Orville.
Roni: Why did you start speaking and teaching Spanish?
Ms. Bryson: I originally went to PLU to become an English teacher because I loved reading literature. I had taken five or six years of Spanish throughout middle and high school, and I noticed myself missing the language. So I ended up taking some of the Spanish literature courses at my college and it was just easy to get back into. I ended up majoring in both English and Spanish. When I started classes my masters program, they told I would be way more employable is you get endorsed in both English and Spanish. They were so right. Once I started student teaching and getting in the classrooms I was like there’s really a need for Spanish teachers.
Roni: How long have you been teaching at Edmonds Woodway?
Ms. Bryson: This is my third year.
Roni: Did you do any sports or extracurriculars in high school?
Ms. Bryson: I was in natural helpers which is kind of like the kindness club or the key club. It was a program that went and read at the elementary schools or did things like operation Christmas Child. Band took up a lot of my time as well. I also danced. “I did tap dance or jazz dance.” I danced most of my time outside of school.
Roni: If you could have dinner with any person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Ms. Bryson: Maybe Lewis Carroll. I really like Alice in Wonderland. It was one of my favorite books. He was such a unique guy. “I just feel like I could have a fun conversation, you know, about the Jabberwock.”
Roni: Do you have any pets?
Ms. Bryson: I do. I have two cats. They are my precious babies. They’re named Freya and Loki after the Norse gods.
Roni: What types of music do you listen to?
Ms. Bryson: Música latina. I mostly listen to the radio which I guess is classified as current music? I also like rock and pop music.
Roni: Do you like to travel anywhere?
Ms. Bryson: Of course I like to travel places… If I could be paid to just travel the world I would probably just do that. I like to travel to Spain and Europe. I want to go to South America and Japan. I recently went to Washington D.C. to visit my sister.
Roni: What’s your favorite thing to do in the summer?
Ms. Bryson: Sleep. So much sleep… Charge my batteries. I just like to read, sleep, and travel. I want to be ready to teach the next year.
Roni: Do you have a question you’d like the student body to know the answer to?
Ms. Bryson: I think [the students] all already know that I am pregnant. So that’s exciting news… But I will be coming back. Other than that, I don’t know, they can come ask me!
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