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Rusty Smith, high school counselor

Rusty Smith, high school counselor

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

December 8, 2017

"Do not put too much value into what other people say about you. Especially if it comes across negatively, that you need to look at that person and determine, 'Do I respect them?' and if I do, then maybe I need to evaluate what they've said. If I don't respect them, what does it matter?... I know what's...

Ryan Maclin, orchestra director

Ryan Maclin, orchestra director

Kennedy Brown, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

Q: Why did you choose GCAA? A: Because it's a performing arts school and I've heard great things about the music program and I saw great things last year when I worked as the ISS supervisor. Q: Where were you before you came to this school? A: I went to Lindenwood University for music performance educati...

Jessica Kuenzle, english teacher

Jessica Kuenzle, english teacher

Brooke Schuessler, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017

Q: Why did you choose GCAA? A: The admin at the school I was just with was not supportive of difference and diversity. Tracy Mense also worked at the same school and she came to me and told me about GCAA. So, I applied for the new opening. Q: Where did you teach before GCAA? A: Bishop Dubourg Q:...

Ashley Magee, math teacher

Ashley Magee, math teacher

Roberto Stone, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

Q: Why did you choose to come to GCAA? A: I’m into arts, and it’s [GCAA is] not too far from where I live, and I just moved here about two months ago, and I started applying for jobs, and this school needed a math teacher. Q: Where were you before this? A: New York City. Q: What were you doing in Ne...

Kitt Daugherty, freshman

Kitt Daugherty, freshman

Kennedy Brown, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

"The slime business really took off. I think we were the most successful class business that the maker space has ever had. And then there's also my plant watering system; you water one plant and it waters all of them. And I gave so many presentations on that, and everyone thought it was so cool because ...

Kimberly Volkmann, middle school reading specialist

Kimberly Volkmann, middle school reading specialist

Kennedy Brown, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

Q: What school were you at before? A: University City I taught sixth through seventh graders mostly but I have also taught eighth grade a few years back. Q: Why did you chose GCAA? A: It's a funny story actually my sister ran into Mrs. Irving at Home Depot, not knowing each other. And Mrs. Irving...

Shaniah Fitts, junior

Shaniah Fitts, junior

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

October 31, 2017

What would be your 'ideal' Halloween? "Since it's my sister's birthday, I don't know. It's all about her. I guess eating, anything with food."

Cassandra Lentz, middle school science teacher

Cassandra Lentz, middle school science teacher

Ace Moen, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017

Q: Why did you choose to teach at GCAA? A: It [GCAA] has a reputation for the artistic student, and I grew up in the arts and thought it would be a good fit. Q: Where were you before this/teaching here? A: I taught at Preclarus Mastery Academy, which is in the Third Baptist church on the corner, and befor...

Elijah Bivins, senior

Elijah Bivins, senior

Roberto Stone, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017

If a close friend asked and genuinely wanted your opinion but you knew they'd find it painful, would you tell them the truth? “Yes, because I wouldn’t want them to continue doing what they’re doing because that’s them hurting themselves; and a friend wouldn’t let another friend do that...

Michelle Oyola, middle school English teacher

Michelle Oyola, middle school English teacher

Ace Moen, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017

“Family is most important to me. I have a husband and two wild boys, and I have an eighty pound lap dog and a cat, and they are...they’re home. Like, you can go out and do things and be things and dream things, but I think everybody needs a home.” -Michelle Oyola, middle school English teacher ...

Nakayla Lawery, senior

Nakayla Lawery, senior

Kumari Pacheco, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

“If you could go into the past, what time period would you visit?” “I would go back to when I had money. Like last summer.  I’m just playing! I want to go to the 80's and 90's. It seems like so much fun. Food and stuff didn’t cost that much, or cars or houses, nothing really cost that much....

Diana Rudolph, 7th grade Science

Diana Rudolph, 7th grade Science

Nyla Archie, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

Q: What is your Greatest Accomplishment? A: “Having my kids and the fact that they are all grown up and they are responsible citizens.” Q: If you wanted to take a new and uncertain path in your life, and your friends didn’t want you to, would you go ahead against their wishes if you tho...

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