Rachel Monk

  1. What do you like to do in your spare time? I like reading mystery and science fiction novels. In the summer, I like riding my bike or horseback riding when I have the time.
  2. What’s your favorite sport and sports team (not including the Bears)? OK your 2nd favorite sports team. My favorite sport is horseback riding. Since it’s an individual sport, my favorite team is probably the Leafs.
  3. What is your biggest pet peeve? People who leave dirty dishes on the counter right above the empty dishwasher. 
  4. If you were a super hero who would you be? Wonder Woman
  5. What’s the one thing you would tell your younger self? Stop doubting yourself. Whatever it is, no one else thinks it’s a big deal.
  6. What advice would you give to your students?  Trust yourself more. If you think you know how to do it, you probably do. If you think you have the right answer, you probably do.
  7. Give our readers one fun fact about yourself.  I had a short story published in a children’s magazine when I was 16.
  8. Why did you become a teacher? My mother was a teacher. I did all my high school volunteer hours at her school. Eventually, I realized that loved it and that I wasn’t in it for the signature on the sheet.
  9. Who is your favorite cartoon character? The Minions.