The student news site of Thales Academy

Thales Times

Administrator Spotlight: Mr. Hartzell

Maggie Von Canon, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






A Thales Times reporter was able to interview Mr. Hartzell. The following is a transcript of a segment of the interview.

 

Thales Times Reporter (TTR): Do you have any kids?

 

Mr. Hartzell (Mr. H): I do. I have a son, he is 8 years old, his name is Henry, and he is in third grade at Franklin Academy, and on Tuesday the 29th, I am expecting a little girl! (She was, indeed, born on August 29th!)

 

TTR: And your favorite food?

 

Mr. H: My favorite food is fried chicken.

 

TTR: Do you have a favorite movie?

 

Mr. H: Star Wars Episode Five: The Empire Strikes Back.

 

TTR: Why do you like Star Wars so much?

Mr. H: Because it’s escapism, it’s adventure in a galaxy far, far away, and you get to totally lose yourself, and all your problems and all your concerns in a magical, sci-fi universe, and it’s a lot of fun and there’s heroes and there’s villains. So yeah, that’s what I love about it.

 

TTR: What would your favorite book be?

 

Mr. H: My favorite book is definitely one that we teach here, and it’s To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, it’s my all-time favorite book. The main thing I miss about teaching 8th grade literature is that I don’t get to share that book with students, but I re-read it at least once a year – It’s very important.

 

TTR: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

 

Mr. H: I wanted to be a marine biologist, but I figured out along the way that I was much better at writing, and I chose to go down that path, but I still love going down to the water and messing with the things that live there.

 

TTR: What is one job that you have as a part of this position that you think would surprise most people?

 

Mr. H: I think a lot about carpool, probably more than you would think – just making sure that it’s safe, and it’s fast, and that everyone gets home in a reasonable amount of time, and that includes students and teachers. I think about carpool a lot more than most people would think.

 

TTR: Is there anything that you think students should know about you?

 

Mr. H: That my door is always open, and that I’m really friendly, and that going to the principal’s or assistant principal’s office isn’t necessarily always a bad or scary thing, and that they can come talk to me.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Uncategorized

    Pep Band: Louisburg College Invitational

  • Administrator Spotlight: Mr. Hartzell

    Electives/Extracurriculars

    Cookies and Coloring Club

  • News

    Fall Pep Rally

  • Administrator Spotlight: Mr. Hartzell

    Lifestyle

    Milton’s Pizza and Pasta

  • Administrator Spotlight: Mr. Hartzell

    Electives/Extracurriculars

    Junior High Quiz Bowl

  • Administrator Spotlight: Mr. Hartzell

    Electives/Extracurriculars

    Harry Potter Club

  • Administrator Spotlight: Mr. Hartzell

    Creative Writing

    Why I Hate Graffiti

  • Administrator Spotlight: Mr. Hartzell

    Sports

    Junior High & High School Cross Country Overview

  • Administrator Spotlight: Mr. Hartzell

    News

    Teacher Spotlight – Mr. Quackenbos

  • Uncategorized

    Pep Band

The student news site of Thales Academy
Administrator Spotlight: Mr. Hartzell