Ms. Christina Petrey

Ms. Christina Petrey McCandless Elementary
Hutchinson, Kansas

Who was your favorite teacher? Why?


Mr. Johnson, my HS Sociology teacher. He brought the subject (literally) to our classroom! We had so many guest speakers, fun hands on projects and field trips that pertained to different aspects of sociology. He gave it to us straight and prepared us for the world around us. He was so awesome, he had a waiting list for his classes!

What are three things every teacher should own?


Laptop, smartboard, file cabinet (for storing all those resources!)..technology makes learning more fun and captivating. Students LOVE smartboard and having a laptop makes life easier!

If you could have any person (living, dead or fictional) as a principal, who would it be?


Gwendolyn Mukes. My professor in college. She has been in education for so long, but she still has a great passion for it. She finds ways to make learning fun!

What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt?


I have no clue! Teaching is where I'm suppose to be! :)

What is the greatest misconception about teachers?


They aren't perfect! Just because we are teachers doesn't mean we know everything about everything. We make mistakes and are humans, too. Also, our education process is not "pud" courses..We work hard to get to teacher status and it's definitely not PUD.

What stereotype about teachers is true?


We are caring, passionate people!

How did you know you wanted to be a teacher?


I always enjoyed helping people as a child, but definitely couldn't stand all of the blood and what not of being a doctor. When I started working in a pre-school/daycare, the experience confirmed that I loved teaching, having those "light bulb moments" and having a positive impact on students.

Today's Poll

Which types of articles would you like to see from us in 2020?
Classroom Management
20%
Classroom Activities/Games
31%
Teaching Strategies
28%
Technology in the Classroom
15%
Professional Development
6%
Total votes: 98