Name: Christine Powers
School: Gotsch Intermediate
Years With the District: 6
A – Affton Cougar memory: The Cougar came over to Gotsch as part of the lip dub filming. He did such a great job of getting the kids excited and energized that they ended up knocking him over. I was worried he was hurt, but Mr. Muyco just kept laughing and patting him on the head telling him he was alright.
B – Breakfast food: Special K Bar (vanilla)
C – College(s) I attended: St. Bonaventure University, University of Indianapolis, Saint Louis University
D – Degree(s) I earned: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
E – Every day, I start my day…: checking my email on my phone
F – Favorite teacher & why: Mrs. Dunkerly-3rd grade- She brought her scuba diving gear into class and she let us put it on.
G – Greatest professional accomplishment: Finishing my dissertation (it took a while)
H – Hometown: Leonia, New Jersey
I – Interested in (hobbies): anything that keeps me active (jogging, golf, etc.)
J – Job (first one): camp counselor
K – Kindergarten memory: I had to wear a uniform. It was the only year I went to Catholic school.
L – Likeliest place you’ll find me on the weekend: outside
M – Memory (favorite): It is too hard to narrow it down to one memory. My family is spread out in different states so I don’t see them very often. Whenever we are able to spend time together, I create a new favorite memory.
N – Name of your first pet: Buttons
O – One reason I love being Affton Strong: Amazing, dedicated and talented teachers
P – Person I’d most like to meet & why: Stevie Nicks- I love music and Fleetwood Mac is one of my favorites. I think Stevie would have some great stories.
Q – Question I get asked: How tall are you?
R – Reason to smile: 100% attendance : )
S – School subject (favorite): Writing
T – Team I cheer for (in addition to the Cougars): New York Jets
U – Unique fact about me: I have lived in 5 states and visited 45 states.
V – Vacation destination: the beach
W – Ways that I like to relax: Running or reading
X – X-rays: none
Y – Year I started teaching: 2001
Z – Zoo animal: Penguin