New Teacher Interview: Ms. Lodge

Anyone who takes a class in room J204 can tell you how crazy this year has been. With five teachers in one year, adaptability has a new meaning for these students. Fortunately, Ms. Lodge has come to the rescue. The kind and patient new teacher was more than happy to answer our questions and share more about herself. 

Q: How are you liking OC so far? 

A: I love it!

Q: If there was a movie made about your life, who would play you?

A: Jennifer Garner, maybe.

Q: What kind of teacher would you like your students to view you as (fun, strict, patient, etc.)?

A: I guess a teacher who is fair, reasonable, caring, and knows the subject being taught.  I also hope I can help to create a classroom environment that’s relaxed and fun but always serious about the math.

Q: If you could write a book, what genre would it be?

A: I think it would be so much fun to team up with a wildly imaginative friend and write a whodunnit.

Q: Where have you taught before OC?

A: St. Francis Academy and CCAC

Q: If you could bring back any fashion trend, what would you choose?

A: I think I’d rather see capri pants go away forever.

Q: How would you describe your teaching style?

A: Oh, that’s tough. Hopefully, I come across as relaxed and knowledgeable, but I’m not sure about how to describe my style. Sorry!

Q: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s: Which decade do you love the most and why?

A: It’s hard to pick one, but the 90’s were when my kids were born, and it’s tough to top those 4 experiences.

Q: What caused you to pick OC?

A: Serendipity! I’d say the pandemic made it so that there was less need for adjunct professors at CCAC which caused me to try and find another place to teach.

Q: What’s your favorite flower/plant?

A: I really like the smell of lilacs.

Q: What do you think you (will) like most about OC?

A: Just about everything!

We are so happy to welcome Ms. Lodge to OC! If you have a chance to stop by J204 make sure to say hello and make her feel welcomed. Finally, a big thank you to Ms. Lodge for letting us interview her and get to know her better.