Mr. Sommers Joins Special Education Department

Melani Torres, Editor

This year, students and staff at Woodbridge High school welcome Mitchell Sommers, a new addition to the Special Education Department who previously taught in Newark, New Jersey.

Barron Perspective: Where are you from?
Mitchell Sommers: I am from Montclair, New Jersey

BP:  When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
MS: For a long time, I was not sure what I wanted to do. 

BP: Where did you attend school before college?
MS: I went to Montclair High School.

BS: What made you want to be a teacher and when did you realize this?
MS: I felt like I did not have much confidence as a kid. A very good teacher helped me become more [confident]. Because of her, I knew I wanted to do the same for kids and become a teacher!

BS: What college did you attend?
MS: I went to Rutgers-Newark.

BS: What was your major?
MS: History.

BS: What activities did you enjoy while there and why?
MS: Meeting and talking to lots of different people, because it was so interesting.

BS: What is your previous teaching experience, if any?
MS:  I taught in Newark, New Jersey.

BS: What classes are you currently teaching and what will you be teaching next semester?
MS: I am currently teaching English.

BS: How were your first few days of the school year at Woodbridge High School?
MS: To be honest, quite stressful! I had, and still have, a lot to learn.

BS: What do you like about WHS?
MS: The students!

BS: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities, if so, what and why?
MS: Not yet. 

BS: How do you plan on making this a good school year?
MS: By helping out my students as best as possible.

BS: What are you looking forward to this school year and why?
MS: Becoming a better teacher!

BS: What hobbies do you enjoy outside of school?
MS: I like to play video games.

BS: ls there anything else you’d like to add?
MS: Nope. Thank you!