The news site of Westhampton Beach High School

The Hurricane Eye

WHB’s New English Teacher: Ms. Schmieder

Ms.+Schmieder
Ms. Schmieder

Ms. Schmieder

Ms. Schmieder

Sal Donofrio, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Ms. Schmieder is WHB’s newest member to the English department this year. She brings a lot to the table and is very enthusiastic about her new job teaching 10th and 11th graders.

Ms. Schmieder knew she wanted to be a teacher when she was in kindergarten and an English teacher when she was a freshman in high school.  When she was in school, her favorite teachers were her history teachers because, along with English, one of the topics that interested her was history. She found that they were the friendliest outside of school and were “down to earth and approachable.”

Her lifelong goal was achieved when she graduated Stony Brook University and began teaching in 2010. However, being interviewed and getting the job is a rigorous and difficult process.

Her advice for those that may encounter the process, she said, “It is important not to be your own worst critic, be positive.”

Ms. Schmieder has realized that over the past eight years that there has been more of a move to integrate technology and the classroom, she said, “There is more of an effort to incorporate tech that kids use as opposed to keeping it outside the room.”

While she always wanted to be a teacher, she said that if she could have one other job other than English teacher she would likely have become an author or editor, but would find that she would’ve liked to become a travel writer or TV critic.

Additionally, she is new to the WHB concept of students receiving laptops, and that “it enables students to find their own answers.”

The books she is looking forward to reading this year is The Catcher in the Rye and The Great Gatsby.

Outside of school she enjoys running and training for races, and being outside with her two-year-old chocolate lab, Guinness. In her past, she has traveled to a variety of places such as Poland, Austria, UK, France, Spain, Greece, Norway, Sweden, and Italy. By far, her favorite place was Florence, Italy and she enjoys traveling with her husband.

At home, her favorite type of food is Japanese, specifically sushi along with her favorite restaurant currently being Francesco’s Italian Restaurant.

The WHB faculty and students welcome you and are wishing you good luck!

 

 

1 Comment

One Response to “WHB’s New English Teacher: Ms. Schmieder”

  1. GRANDPA MAZZA on October 31st, 2017 11:18 am

    BRAVO TOTO.
    VERY WELL WRITTEN,FOX NEWS COULD USE A TALENT SUCH AS YOURS,

    PROUD OF YOU.. LOVE GRANDPA

    [Reply]

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • WHB’s New English Teacher: Ms. Schmieder

    Sports

    Dylan Laube Brings Home the Hansen Trophy

  • WHB’s New English Teacher: Ms. Schmieder

    Top Stories

    DIVISION III SUFFOLK COUNTY CHAMPS!!!

  • WHB’s New English Teacher: Ms. Schmieder

    School Feature

    Making new French Friends

  • WHB’s New English Teacher: Ms. Schmieder

    Top Stories

    WHB Winter Track Whips into Shape

  • WHB’s New English Teacher: Ms. Schmieder

    Top Stories

    Rewrite the History Books!

  • WHB’s New English Teacher: Ms. Schmieder

    Sports

    Hurricanes Remain Undefeated After First Round of Playoffs

  • WHB’s New English Teacher: Ms. Schmieder

    Feature

    Behind the Scenes at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Spooky Walk

  • WHB’s New English Teacher: Ms. Schmieder

    A&E

    Almost Time for Almost, Maine

  • WHB’s New English Teacher: Ms. Schmieder

    News

    Nicotine No More: Teens Use of E-Cigs on the Rise

  • WHB’s New English Teacher: Ms. Schmieder

    News

    Sisters Inducted into WHB Wall of Fame

The news site of Westhampton Beach High School
WHB’s New English Teacher: Ms. Schmieder