January Teacher of the Month — Ms. Mooney
by Ayers Williamson, 5th Grade
I recently interviewed a new Kindergarten teacher at Dillard Drive Elementary School (DDES), Ms. Mooney. She has been teaching for three years and is from Birmingham, England. She thinks that the biggest difference between teaching in England and in U.S.A. is that Kindergarten students have a lot more play time in England and in U.S.A. there is a stronger standard and the bar is set higher. She also said that “in England everyone is crammed and buildings are very tall instead of being very long.”
The playgrounds at Ms. Mooney’s old school were also a lot smaller. “My old school was over one 100 years old and all the students had to wear uniforms,” said Ms. Mooney. I asked her what her favorite things about DDES are and she said that “the students whom I teach are extremely lovely and nice and the teachers are also brilliant and kind in my eyes too.”
Ms. Mooney is very fond of Dillard Drive and has no problem teaching here. As a DDES student I am glad Ms. Mooney is one of the teachers at my school.