Silas P.: Do you prefer virtual or in person class more?
Mrs. Schnirel: Well, um, I do not like sitting in front of a computer all
Silas P.: What would you be if you weren’t a teacher?
Mrs. Schnirel: I think that I would be an event planner.
Silas P.: Are there any pros to online learning?
Mrs. Schnirel: I do like that there is some flexibility like seeing classes
faster or seeing multiple at once.
Silas P.: Did you always want to be a teacher?
Mrs. Schnirel: No, I did not always want to be a teacher.
Zoey Marie: What secrets are in the teachers’ lounge?
Mrs. Schnirel: Usually, there’s chocolate.
Zoey Marie: What’s your favorite video game?
Mrs. Schnirel: Oh, what if you don’t like video games?
Silas P: THEN YOU’RE AN INSANE MONSTER THAT EVERYONE HATES.
Mrs. Schnirel: Does just dance count?
Zoey Marie: Yes.
Zoey Marie: What do you do in your spare time?
Mrs. Schnirel: Would it be surprising to say I like to read? My son plays baseball and we see him play. My daughter is really into musicals.
Zoey Marie: How old is your daughter?
Mrs. Schnirel: She is almost 18.
Zoey Marie: How long have you been teaching in general?
Mrs. Schnirel: This is year 20 for me, so 20 years.
Zoey Marie: Do you appreciate working with students?
Mrs. Schnirel: I do like working with students. I like helping them find books they love and I like when they share books with me. And, when they have that lightbulb moment when they’re like, “oh!”
Zoey Marie: In what way would you like a part of your job to change?
Mrs. Schnirel: There is a pillar in the library that really annoys me. The rest of the library is fine, but if that one pillar would go, everyone would be able to see.
Zoey Marie: On August 18th, 1986, John Bebebebe went missing. Does this sound familiar to you?
Mrs. Schnirel: John Bebebebe? No, it doesn’t.