New Teacher Profile: Kevin Garvey

Shreya Deshpande | Conant Crier

The Crier is conducting interviews to get to know the new teachers at Conant. This week, the Crier is featuring social studies teacher Kevin Garvey.

Crier: What classes do you teach?

Garvey: I teach U.S. History, Advanced Placement U.S. History, and SAT prep.

Crier: Why did you choose to become a Social Studies teacher?

Garvey: There’s many reasons. I had great Social Studies teachers that were very influential and impactful on my life, and they also had great enthusiasm.

Crier: Do you have a favorite topic in Social Studies?

Garvey: It changes on what I am reading. Right now I am reading “The Gilded Age,” which is all about corruption.

Crier: Can you describe your first day of teaching? How were you feeling?

Garvey: I was nervous, anxious, and also excited.

Crier: What’s your favorite thing about teaching at Conant?

Garvey: The kids. They are certainly a good group of students that are excited to come to school, and they are fun to interact with.

Crier: What is a hobby of yours that not many people are likely to know about?

Garvey: I fish when I have time. I did it a lot over the summer.

Crier: What sports/activities did you participate in during high school or college?

Garvey: I played a lot of sports. Growing up I played basketball, football, baseball, and soccer. In high school I played baseball and football. In college I played baseball.

Crier: If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

Garvey: I would be a silverback gorilla because they are strong and powerful, and they have thumbs so they can still pick things up.

Crier: What movie universe would you most like to live in?

Garvey: I think Harry Potter would be cool with all the magic. They have cool potions and candies.

Crier: If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be?

Garvey: I would probably be something in athletics. Maybe a trainer, or something in college baseball.

Crier: What advice would you give to students that want to pursue a career in teaching?

Garvey: Keep an open mind, and really explore why you want to teach and what subject you want to teach.'

Shreya Deshpande

Shreya is a web/multimedia editor and a junior at Conant. This is her second year on the Crier. At Conant, she is part of orchestra, Science Olympiad, and CompSci Kids. Outside of school, she likes basketball, dancing, and music.

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