Interview with Mrs. Anderson
by Caroline Lipski and Olivia Kolpec
Q: What sparked your interest in becoming a physical education/adapted P.E. teacher?
A: In middle school, I had this really awesome teacher that inspired me to also become a gym teacher. As for adapted P.E., I had to fill in space for college classes and so I took an adapted P.E. class. It was a by chance thing, but it turned out that I really liked it and wanted to keep doing it.
Q: What are three words you can use to describe yourself?
A: Competitive, shy, and empathetic.
Q: What is your favorite color and why?
A: Royal blue—I always liked the color blue. It was also the color of my bridesmaids’ dresses at my wedding. And of course because the Cubbies sport blue as well.
Q: What is your favorite part about physical education? Adapted P.E.?
A: I love having a job where every day is different, especially with high school students, because it’s always exciting. In general, I love helping students and knowing I made a difference in some way or another. At the end of the day, I feel good about what I do and to me this is very important.
Q: Who or what inspires you?
A: My daughter Emily. I want to be successful for her, so she can look up to me one day and be proud of what I have accomplished.