Exit Interviews: Ms. Zadoo

Updated: Jun 1


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It is the end of the school year which means that we will soon have to say goodbye to a few of our favourite teachers. This year, 13 middle school teachers are leaving or moving out of the middle school. Over the final weeks of school, The Direct Message will post an ‘Exit Interview’ that we conducted with each of these educators.


Check out all the Exit Interviews by clicking here: Exit Interviews

 

Elizabeth (Liz) Zadoo

Years at AES: 3 years, 2019-2022

Next Stop: Unknown

Courses Taught: Social Studies 8, Humanities 8, MUN


What will you miss most about AES?


The students.


What is the best part about being a teacher at AES?

Students and my colleagues. I have a great team that I work with that I really, really love. And the opportunity as a teacher.


What are your plans for next year, and what are your thoughts about this next step?

I'm officially leaving teaching for a while. It's a brand new adventure. Definitely becoming more of an advocate, especially politically. This is an opportunity for a fourth career.

How do you hope your students and colleagues will remember you?


With a smile.


What message would you like to leave for the community at AES?


I hope you dance.

 

What students had to say.

 

Ayaan, Grade 8


What will you remember about this teacher?


I will remember how Ms Zadoo was always interested in debating and how she would always try to brighten the class by making and going with some of our jokes.



What is a funny or memorable story that you have about this teacher?


Ms Zadoo is determined and wants her students to learn. If someone did not understand something she would personally aid them and repeat it for them again. It was a fun experience and I found social studies interesting to study with her as my teacher. I want to say thank you Ms Zadoo for making social studies more interesting for me.



What makes this teacher unique?


One of my favourite times with Ms Zadoo was when we were talking about who has more power over India: the president or the prime minister.





Matthew, Grade 8


What will you remember about this teacher?


Ms Zadoo was very passionate about teaching, so I could learn so many things from her. She understood exactly what I and other students wanted to say, and solved our problems. I will remember her as a good teacher, and also a mentor.


What is a funny or memorable story that you have about this teacher?


I remember the scene when I went on a WOW tour. It was an expedition day and I took the bus. I was on team B, so I took the blue bus. Our team was about to go back to camp after one itinerary. But at that very moment, two windows were broken by a barricade in one house! A window smashed into small, sharp pieces and the bus had to be stopped. However, Ms Zadoo and other staff worked hard to prevent breakage. Thanks to their efforts, we were able to get to the camp more safely and no students were injured.


What makes this teacher unique?


The most impressive thing about this teacher is that she taught us anytime when we wanted to make an appointment about my project. She was sometimes busy, and she sometimes was not able to meet us because of her vacation or work. But, she really helped us to understand and edit our projects. It is very hard to meet students and teach them individually, but she did it! Her enthusiasm for teaching and her love for her students made her unique.



Hyeonseo, Grade 8


What will you remember about this teacher?

I would remember that she has a dog named Momo and she showed us snoopy at lunchtime.

What is a funny or memorable story that you have about this teacher?

In WOW, when our bus window broke, she and the bus driver pushed the glass out. I think she handled the situation really well and it was cool.

What makes this teacher unique?

She organizes different kinds of classes and different activities. The Nacirema lesson was really fun.

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