WHBHS’ Favorite Teacher


Mrs. Mett with her two favorite managers, Avery and Quinn

Avery Merrihew and Quinn McCormack

WHBHS’s favorite teacher, better known as Mrs. Mett, is a Journalism/English teacher here at Westhampton Beach High School where she has been working for the past 26 years. What truly makes Mrs. Mett special is her creativity and love of teaching. “I love my job…” she says, “it doesn’t even feel like I’m going to work every day.” 

The Westhampton Beach alumni knew she wanted to be a Journalism teacher and in 1992 even took Journalism with Mrs. Betzold right here in room 207, the room she teaches in today. She majored in Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism.

After she graduated college in 1996, Mrs. Mett was hired as a Broadcast Journalism aide and ran the Eye on Westhampton TV program before school with her students.  Two years later, in 1998, she started teaching English 9 and Journalism.  In 2007, Broadcast Journalism was added as a course and Hurricane Watch was born.  She feels the creativity and challenges of Hurricane Watch makes the days (and years) fly by.

During Mrs. Mett’s time here at WHBHS, she has made a huge impact on her students. In fact, she was even a bridesmaid in a former student’s wedding in 2016, showing how her students havebecome her extended family.

Her connection with the students is off the charts, and she offers a helping hand to each one of her students everyday. It sure doesn’t go unnoticed when she takes her daily stroll around the class, making sure to speak with every student in her class face to face.

 “Last year, during my junior year, Mrs. Mett made everything okay when I was struggling through Covid,
said senior Lyndzee Walker. “She brought life back to the classroom, and to school itself.”

 Mrs. Mett’s love for teaching also comes from the way she can express herself through creativity in the classroom, which senior Jayson Babcock described as “endless and… ever-changing.”