Exit Interview: Mr. Fumi Miyata

It is the end of the school year, so we will soon have to say goodbye to a few of our favorite 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 these educators. Check out all the Exit Interviews by clicking here: Exit Interviews Mr. Fumi Miyata 6 Years at AES: 2016 - 2022 Next Stop: New Delhi, India, AES High School How many years you have been at AES and what were those years: "6 years in Middle School." What will you miss most about AES? "I will miss the beautiful rock garden and the newly designed first floor in MS." What is the best part about being a teacher at AES? "YOU!" What are your plans for next year and what are your thoughts about this next step? (Please include where you will be and your work plan, if applicable.) "Moving up with the current 8th graders and I will be teaching math in HS." How do you hope your students and colleagues will remember you? "Oh, of course, my birthday!" What message would you like to leave for the community at AES? "I will be still in AES and will wait for you to come to HS!" What students had to say. Zoë, Grade 8 What will you remember about this teacher? "The thing that I will probably remember the most about Mr. Fumi is his compassion and understanding of different people's previous math backgrounds. He always takes extra time for students who need help, whether it's after a long day of school, or if it's taking up one of his breaks, he's almost always available for questions. Mr. Fumi explains everything well for people of varying levels of math knowledge, making sure everyone understands the material before moving on." What is a funny or memorable story that you have about this teacher? (class, WOW, coaching, after school activities) "My favorite memory with Mr. Fumi was the first day of WOW this year when we went rock climbing. He participated with us, even rappelling down the huge cliff. I loved how engaged he was with his students, and how he never backs down from a challenge." What makes this teacher unique? "The thing that makes Mr. Fumi so unique and different from other teachers is his always positive mood and charming personality. He's always smiling, no matter what, and tries to lighten the mood in a difficult math class. Mr. Fumi is also really encouraging to students and teachers both, and I really admire him for his qualities." Vanja, Grade 8 What will you remember about this teacher? "I will remember how Mr. Fumi bought us tigers den a couple of times and how he made math class fun." What is a funny or memorable story that you have about this teacher? (class, WOW, coaching, after school activities, etc.) "During WOW I remember seeing Mr. Fumi rappelling down. He was the only teacher who did this." What makes this teacher unique? "His teaching skill and his ability to make a class that usually is very serious and boring very fun. Also, his skill to communicate with students." Simon, Grade 8 What will you remember about this teacher? "He will always be a great teacher and advisor. I have had so much fun while being in his advisory." What is a funny or memorable story that you have about this teacher? (class, WOW, coaching, after school activities, etc.) "I really liked when we did the pizza party, and you can make jokes with him." What makes this teacher unique? "Mr. Fumi is very caring about my birthday he sent me an online card for me." See more stories from #Milla and #Harel

Exit Interview: Mr. Fumi Miyata