New teacher Q&A – Mrs. Lauren Greve

Teaches science biology and environment in room 004

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

A. Spend time with students of different age levels and ability levels. Your education is important but even student teaching can’t entirely prepare you for having your own classroom. You will learn SO MUCH on the fly during your first year teaching. It is totally stressful but worth it! It is so important to belong to a school that will support your growth as a teacher and give you opportunities to learn from other teachers. In addition,being a part of professional communities outside of your school is important too! With social media it is amazing to see how teachers in other states or around the world teach the same information! Teachers are life-long learners!

Q. What made you want to become a teacher? 

A. I want to help students see science everyday and learn how to study. I struggled with studying and felt that through my own struggles I could help older students learn how to work with their brains instead of feeling inadequate. I’d love to teach a class that is only about teaching study strategies.

Q. What’s your favorite movie?

A. I like movies, I go through phases as far as a favorite but I have always HATED horror movies or thrillers where children are hurt. 

Q. What’s your favorite food?

A. I try to eat seasonally so I have favorites based on the seasons. I really like food that has a lot of flavor so Indian, Italian/Mediterranean, and Mexican are a few of my favorites. I also really like baking so I experiment with that too.

Q. Why did you want to teach at Roncalli?

A. I came to Roncalli to teach environmental science. I can’t wait to mold the class over time to make it my own. My hope is that those who take CP enviroment will recognize that even our small choice can have a profound impact on the environment.