By Zoey Marie & Silas P.
Mrs. Chaney is a special educator at Hampton Elementary.
Zoey Marie: What advice would you give someone who wants to be a teacher?
Mrs Chaney: I would make sure that they’d want to and that they come up with a bunch of ways to help people.
Zoey Marie: If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be?
Mrs. Chaney: Ooh that's a hard one...
I would probably be a baker because I love to bake.
Zoey Marie: What are some things you do outside of school?
Mrs. Chaney: I love to read. I have three boys, so I love to run around and play with them outside.
Zoey Marie: How has your job changed?
Mrs. Chaney: The grade levels I had to teach. Originally I taught 4th and 5th grade. Then, I went to Hampton and I started teaching pre-k. Now, I am a special educator.
Zoey Marie: Do you like working with students?
Mrs. Chaney: I love working with students. We always have a fun time learning and laughing.
Zoey Marie: What secrets are in the teacher’s lounge?
Mrs. Chaney: Oh, wouldn’t you like to know!
Silas P. : Did you work somewhere else?
Mrs. Chaney: I did. I worked in a school in Virginia for 6 years and at elmwood for 15 years.
Silas P. : Do you prefer in person or virtual class
Mrs. Chaney: 100% more in person. Way more fun.
Silas P. : Did you always want to be a teacher
Mrs. Chaney: I have always. When I was little, I was a lifeguard and I taught swimming and I loved it.
Silas P. : Are there any pros to virtual learning?
Mrs. Chaney: I love that I don’t have to drive to work every day and I love that I can wear very comfortable clothes from the waist down and no one will notice.
Silas P. : What is your favorite subject to teach?
Mrs. Chaney: I love teaching reading. Like teaching how to read.