Teacher of the Week: Mr. Valliere
Who encouraged you to become a teacher?
- In college, at Michigan State, I had a Guidance Counselor, David Johnson, who encouraged me to pursue my Minor-Science Education.
Was science your first choice?
- Yes, well environmental education was my major.
How long have you been teaching?
- 22 years at CHS
Did you have interests in any other subjects?
- Well, I got all A’s in English. (I just thought it was easy)
Pros & Cons of being a teacher?
- Pros-summers off, loved by many students & remembered by them as they get older, having fun moments with kids.
- Cons- lunch is too short
What college or university did you attend?
- Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan
What schools did you attend growing up ( elementary, middle,high)?
- Mt Calvary (1-8),
- Lutheran East H.S.(9-12), in a suburb outside of Detroit, Michigan
Are there any changes that you would like to see at Conway High in the upcoming years?
- that’s a really tough question
What was your favorite thing about school?
- I attended small schools, so I knew most everyone growing up. Being in a small school also allowed me to have many friends. I only wish I could break away for a couple of reunions with my graduating class.
How do you allow students to express their creativity?
- Students are always encouraged to express their creativity through science projects, from periodic tables to visualizing lightning. We are currently using Google Classroom to create a variety of presentations on many different topics using Powerpoint. Rubrics help to stimulate students when they are researching and developing presentations.
Interview by: Jasmine Burroughs