How long is a guitar lesson?

2 hours.

Do people ask for your phone or address while you’re there? Yeah it happens.

What’s your favourite part of being a school principal? When I’m not making them pay.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve gotten yourself into while a school principal? When I go to an event where my staff knows who I am, even though I never speak to them.

What is your all-time favourite teacher? The first person I ever met in my life. I’ve had some really difficult conversations with my staff that they didn’t think they could handle, but he was really willing to listen.

What is your all-time favourite teacher quote? The quote I used to love is ‘Be prepared to be wrong’.

What are your biggest challenges at your job? Finding new ways to motivate people, as well as being ready to give them advice if they need it.

If you were to stop teaching, what would you do differently? Get a new job with a bigger budget.

If you had a superpower, what would it be? That I could take over the world and everyone would be my friend.

How do you balance your love for teaching with being a mother to three kids? I always try to make time for both.

What is your secret? Working hard, keeping a positive attitude, working hard as a teacher, having a healthy relationship with my staff and everyone else I work with.

What advice can you give someone planning to pursue a teaching career? Be determined, don’t settle, don’t give up!

What is your favourite part of being a school principal? When they know I’m their first teacher in school!

What’s the weirdest thing a school principal has ever been on the receiving end of? An angry mob.

What is your all-time favourite lesson? The most complicated math problem ever.

Name one teacher who inspired you.

Who is the hardest person to work with in the classroom? The toughest class, because they always come back on their A game.

How long does it take to make a mistake in class? Usually one minute.

What’s your favourite part of being a school principal? When people come to me, thinking I’m going to be hard on them.

What’s the most difficult thing you’ve ever done as a school principal? I’ve got to make some difficult decisions that would be difficult for any other teacher