10 Teachers, 10 Questions, and lots of fun!
The TCE 10 is a monthly Q&A with a member of our amazing TCE team. Each TCE 10 will nominate an outstanding teacher/staff member to answer 10 questions for the next month.
Principal, Torrence Creek Elementary
1. Favorite Grade
Fifth Grade - We had the best field day ever, including big wheel races! I was safety patrol and took my job very seriously Always fun to be oldest in the school!
2. Favorite Teacher who had the biggest impact on you
Dr. Bev Zeakes, professor in college. She was an engaging teacher who got me interested in a teaching career. She made learning, even at the college level, fun!
3. Favorite cafeteria item
Pizza! In high school I ate it every single day!
4. Favorite PTA event
As a parent, I was lucky enough to attend several Father/Daughter Dances at TCE with my daughter Madison. It was always a great time for the children and the adults. Excited to experience the dance again this year.
5. Funniest thing from a student
I told a first grade student in lunch one day that I really liked what his parents packed him for lunch. Joking I said, “I wish someone would pack me a nice lunch like yours”. The next day he showed up at my office door with a lunch from home for me. He told his mom he needed two lunches because “no one will pack a lunch for Mr. Bissinger”.
6. Favorite books
Strega Nona – loved reading it to my kids when they were young. Life’s Greatest Lesson 20 Things that Matter by Hal Urban - a book everyone should read!
7. Favorite recess activity
Kickball and basketball.
8. Favorite thing to do with students
Lunch with a group of students in my office. I enjoy hearing their stories and insight about what is going on in the school. Always a funny story involved!
9. Favorite school event
Love Field Day! As a kid and as an adult.
10. Favorite quote
“Enjoy the little things in life, for someday you will realize there were the big things.