Exit Interview: Ms. Carolina Castro

It is the end of the school year which means that we will soon have to say goodbye to a few of our favorite teachers. This year, 17 middle school teachers are leaving and over the next 18 school days, 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 Ms. Carolina Castro 4 Years at AES: 2013 – 2017 Next Stop: Delhi – Back to school Course Taught: Intermediate Spanish What will you miss most about AES? My students! They bring JOY and GREAT ENERGY to my life as a teacher. What is the best part about being a teacher at AES? It is a rewarding experience to be a motivation to my students and to be able to share SPANISH overall in the school. What are your plans for next year and what are your thoughts about this next step? I will be in Delhi, I am going back to school!! Can’t be happier about that! 🙂  Hopefully I will be around AES as a substitute teacher – that makes me HAPPY 🙂 How do you hope your students and colleagues will remember you? I hope they do so with a smile! 🙂 What message would you like to leave for the community at AES? I will share a message from the Dalai Lama: “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” What the students had to say. Kai Kostal, Grade 7 What will you remember about Ms. Castro? She was super fun and never brought a negative thing to the table. What is a funny or memorable story that you have about Ms. Castro? My favorite funny memory with Ms. Castro was when she told her Spanish class that she used to be Miss South America. We immediately looked her up and had a good time watching her on stage, while making fun of her. What makes Ms. Castro unique? She is super funny once you get to know her. Kargil Behl, Grade 7 What will you remember about Ms. Castro? Ms. Castro is a special teacher as she takes our advice to change her classes and teaches us well through all sorts of ways. What is a funny or memorable story that you have about Ms. Castro? Once Ms. Castro learned about Kahoot, she started making them for almost every class after reading. We laugh as a class a lot while reading, and then our classroom turns very competitive during Kahoot. What makes Ms. Castro unique? Ms. Castro is unique because her class is a balance of working hard and learning a lot, but also having fun while learning Spanish. She creates fun activities for us and also teaches us the necessities for Spanish. She sometimes teaches us useful things that really help conversationally, and she gives us a chance to become better at Spanish. Sagar Castleman, Grade 7 What will you remember about Ms. Castro? I will remember how much Ms. Castro always tries to do what is in her student’s best interests. The weekend before MAP testing she didn’t give us homework so we could think and study for MAP. When we were supposed to do our summative but many of us admitted we hadn’t studied for it, she gave us until next class to study. It is these small things that I will always remember about Ms. Castro. What is a funny or memorable story that you have about Ms. Castro? I will always remember the day when Ms. Castro told us that over the weekend she had met with several sports stars in Mumbai, including P.V. Sindhu and Sachin Tendulkar and her name and photo had been in the Hindustan Times. It amazed me to know that Ms. Castro, my Spanish teacher, had met with these world renown sports stars. What makes Ms. Castro unique? Something that makes Ms. Castro unique from other Spanish teachers I have had is that she’s fully Mexican, which serves as a huge asset to her when teaching us Spanish. #ExitInterviews

Exit Interview: Ms. Carolina Castro