New teacher Q&A – Mrs. Laura Gottman

Roncalli alum returns as the new band director

Q. What advice would you give students who want to become teachers?

A. If you’re already in it to win it, know that it’s okay to have a life out of teaching, and to live it! Work balance is important for your own sanity and therefore your students. Also invest in naps

Q. What made you want to become a teacher?

A. I always knew I wanted to teach. I have a time capsule from Daisy where I put I wanted to be an Art Teacher. I didn’t stray too far. I love people and seeing them accomplish things they’ve never done before. I love music and it was a perfect combo!

Q. What’s your favorite movie?

A. Anchorman – ” I’m in a glass case of emotion!”

Q. What’s your favorite food?

A. Sushi, Philadelphia rolls are my favorite, but I can’t forget crab rangoons. Not Japanese but… semantics

Q. What made you want to come back to Roncalli?

A. I’ve dreamed of having this job since I was in high school here. Miss. Peach has been an amazing role model for me since 5th grade at St. Barnabas. I remember eating square pizza with Peach and telling her my whole life story of 10 years. I knew I wanted to be just like her. I love giving back to my community who has given me so much