New on Campus: Pat Cheney, English Teacher, Upper School

New on Campus: Pat Cheney, English Teacher, Upper School

What would students be surprised to find out about you?

I have more jerseys than an adult should probably own, from pro lacrosse and throwback NBA jerseys, to my old AAU basketball and high school lacrosse jerseys.

 

What is your favorite book, movie, and band/performer?

The Godfather, Die Hard (Greatest Christmas movie ever), Tyler Reeve.

 

What constitutes a “good day” at school for you?

Having good back-and-forth conversations with my students. 

 

How did your own school experience influence your teaching career?

I was not a great student in high school, so I understand when students don't engage with everything we teach, and try to find ways to connect it to them.

 

What is the single most important thing you hope to impart to your students?

Life's not always easy, but you'll have plenty of opportunities to bounce back.