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Interviews with the HHS Business Team: Mrs. O’Brien, Mr. Santo, & Ms. White

Harrison High School Business Team
From left to right: Ms. White, Mr. Santo, & Mrs. O’Brien
Harrison High School Business Team From left to right: Ms. White, Mr. Santo, & Mrs. O’Brien

Mrs. O’Brien:

Husky Herald: When did you first realize you wanted to become a teacher?

O’Brien: In high school I wanted to be a math teacher so I was a math major and became certified in education.

HH: Favorite business concept or unit to teach?

O’Brien: The Food Truck project in College Entrepreneurship.

HH: Student pet peeve?

O’Brien: Talking when I or other students are talking. 

HH: Favorite hobby?

O’Brien: It used to be coaching volleyball and lacrosse but now it’s spending time with my son.

HH: Astrological sign?

O’Brien: I am a scorpio but I do not follow astrology much.

HH: Something no one knows about you?

O’Brien: I was on a diving team in high school.

HH: If you could teach another subject, what would you teach?

O’Brien: Math. 

HH: Winter, spring, summer, or fall?

O’Brien: Definitely summer.

HH: Cats or dogs?

O’Brien: Dogs.

HH: Starbucks order?

O’Brien: Unsweetened Iced Tea.

HH: Unpopular Opinion?

O’Brien: Starbucks is bad.

HH: Breakfast, lunch, or dinner?

O’Brien: Dinner on school days but a large, delicious breakfast on weekends.

HH: How would you describe the rest of the business team?

O’Brien: Awesome. We are the best department. 

HH: Most memorable teaching moment?

O’Brien: Some very unique final projects. Once someone brought in a go-cart.

HH: Biggest advice or inspiration for students?

O’Brien: Never give up.

HH: What is a place to travel to where you never have been?

O’Brien: An African Safari.

HH: A question you had wished I had asked you?

O’Brien: If you could eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be? Pizza.

 

Mr. Santo:

HH When did you first realize you wanted to become a teacher?

Santo: Early on in high school, I had the idea of going into physical education and coaching.

HH: Favorite business concept/unit to teach?

Santo: Marketing because it is rewarding to watch students be creative.

HH: Student pet peeve?

Santo: Being late to class. 

HH: Favorite hobby?

Santo: Baseball. 

HH: Astrological sign?

Santo: Taurus, but I don’t really know much about astrology. 

HH: Something no one knows about you?

Santo: I’m pretty much an open book… but I’m afraid of heights.

HH: If you could teach another subject, what would you teach?

Santo: Physical education. 

HH: Winter, spring, summer, or fall?

Santo: Summer. 

HH: Cats or dogs?

Santo: Dogs.

Husky Herald: Starbucks Order?

Santo: Dunkin Donuts instead.

HH: Unpopular Opinion?

Santo: Open notebook tests are acceptable.

HH: Breakfast, lunch, or dinner?

Santo: Dinner. 

HH: How would you describe the rest of the business team?

Santo: Awesome. 

HH: Most memorable teaching moment?

Santo:  The first time I went to DECA nationals. 

HH: Biggest advice or inspiration for students?

Santo: Do your best as often as possible.

HH: An old job you had?

Santo: I worked at a law firm and absolutely hated it. 

HH: A question you wish I had asked you?

What do students have to do to prepare themselves for college? Always do the best you can. 

 

Ms. White:

HH: When did you first realize you wanted to become a teacher?

White: I was working as a corporate tax accountant and was doing a high school student mentoring program. I realized that I wanted to interact with students full time and went to get certified in education while still working corporate.

HH: Favorite business concept/unit to teach?

White: The accounting cycle or career exploration.

HH: Student pet peeve?

White: Repeating myself for things I literally just said. 

HH: Favorite hobby?

White: I love a good walk or hike in the woods. Just throw me into nature.

HH: Astrological sign?

White: I am a Virgo and am 100% a Virgo. I’m not super into it but you can see the trends in a lot of people, so I understand it…

HH: Something no one knows about you?

White: I have been singing and playing instruments my entire life but I never sang in front of my parents until a chorus teacher forced me as a senior in high school. 

HH: If you could teach another subject, what would you teach?

White: Music. 

HH: Winter, spring, summer, or fall?

White: Fall.

HH: Cats or dogs?

White: Cats. Dogs are just a lot.

HH: Starbucks Order?

White: Strawberry Acai Refresher.

HH: Unpopular Opinion?

White: There is nothing special about the iPhone. 

HH: Breakfast, lunch, or dinner?

White: Breakfast. Breakfast for lunch or dinner. 

HH: How would you describe the rest of the business team?

White: Helpful since I was the last one to join the business team. 

HH: Most memorable teaching moment?

White: All of the 2021-22 school year or period 9 Foundations in Business. If you know, you know.

HH: Biggest advice or inspiration for students?

White: Don’t set yourself on fire to keep others warm. 

HH: Favorite accounting pun?

White: It’s accrual world.

HH: A question you wish I had asked you?

White: Favorite color? A spring, happy green, or occasionally a deep, emerald green. 

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About the Contributor
Farrah Frandson, Staff Writer
Farrah Frandson is a Staff Writer for the The Husky Herald.  Farrah enjoys writing about current events, entertainment and music, and youth trends.  She is an avid reader of The New York Times and Vogue.  Farrah believes journalism is especially important to combat ignorance and illuminate marginalized perspectives.