#ThankAPrincipal A-Z: Mrs. Been

Name: Tina Been 
Title: Principal
School:  Mesnier Primary
Years With the District: 5

A – Affton Cougar memory: Being in the dunking booth at Affton Days

B – Breakfast food: Waffles

C – College(s) I attended:  Lindenwood University and Missouri State University

D – Degree(s) I earned:  Ed. Specialist, Masters in Admin and Bachelors in Elementary Education

E – Every day, I start my day…: with Coffee

F – Favorite teacher & why:  Middle school music teacher, she fostered a great classroom community where I began many close friendships

G – Greatest professional accomplishment: Earning my National Board Certification as a teacher

H – Hometown: Maryland Heights

I – Interested in (hobbies):  Camping and Scrapbooking

J – Job (first one): White Castle

K – Kindergarten memory:  Listening to my teacher play piano while we had our snack of chocolate milk and cookies

L – Likeliest place you’ll find me on the weekend: Camping with my family

M – Memory (favorite):  Childhood trips camping with my family

N – Name of your first pet:  My childhood dog, Rebel

O – One reason I love being Affton Strong:  Everyone is like family!

P – Person I’d most like to meet & why:  Gabby Douglas, my daughter Cecilia and I are big fans!

Q – Question I get asked:  Mom, can I have this?

R – Reason to smile:  My amazing family

S – School subject (favorite): Math

T – Team I cheer for (in addition to the Cougars):  St. Louis Blues

U – Unique fact about me: Elvis performed my wedding vow renewal in Las Vegas

V – Vacation destination: Anywhere tropical

W – Ways that I like to relax:  Spending time with family and friends

X – X-rays: None

Y – Year I started teaching: 1997

Z – Zoo animal: Panda Bear