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January’s 6th grade Teacher of The Month is: Ms. Denenberg

January’s 6th grade Teacher of The Month is: Ms. Denenberg

The Patriot Post has chosen Ms. Denenberg as the 6th grade Teacher of the Month. To celebrate this, we took some time to interview her, in order to get to know Ms. Denenberg a little bit better.

We started off with where it all began. She stated that she previously worked at David’s Bridal as a publicist. She also worked as a real estate PR.

Why did she become a teacher? She told us that, “My mom wanted me to be a teacher… I also found corporate boring after I realized I really did enjoy being around children.” She has been a teacher since the 2002-2003 school year, which means she has been teaching for over 21 years. 

Would she change anything?  If Ms. Denenberg taught another subject, she would teach English/Language Arts. When asked what grade she would teach, she said she would stay in 6th.  

Speaking of 6th grade, Ms. Denenberg said that her favorite thing about teaching 6th grade was that the students don’t find things cringy. In other words, sixth graders can do fun activities like plays and illustrations without finding it “weird.” 

When asked “What is your least favorite thing about teaching?” she simply replied “I wish we had classes longer than an hour.” (Ms. Denenberg struggled to answer this question!)

Even if you aren’t in 6th grade, you probably have seen Ms. Denenberg’s relationship with Mrs. Roemer. We asked her why she was so close with her, and she said, “We have been teaching together for over 20 years!”

You may be wondering, “How do teachers remember so much information?” Well, we asked Ms. Denenberg, and no, it’s not magic! She said, “I love history, when you love a subject, it’s easy to remember.

Who does Ms. Denenberg look up to? When we asked her, she said right away her two daughters! “What advice would you give to future students?” She said, “ Be willing to learn, be open to learning history, don’t neglect it.” Her advice to other teachers?  “Know your history, kids that are good with history will question you!” 

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Nabiha Hanif
Nabiha Hanif, Newspaper Staff Reporter
Nabiha Hanif is an 11-year-old at Colonia Middle School. Her favorite colors are purple and blue. Her hobbies are drawing and coloring. Nabiha is the oldest in her family with one younger sister. She loves building with Legos. She also loves watching Disney movies with her sister. 
Calleigh Feehan
Calleigh Feehan, Newspaper Staff Reporter
 Calleigh Jade Feehan is an 11 year old, 6th grade student  who loves to write. She takes part in “Gifted and Talented: Creative Writing /Theater Arts.” She enjoys watching old movies and TV shows with her family, with one of her favorites being “Clue.” In her spare time, she loves to tap dance. Calleigh is an only child with no pets. She also thinks it’s never too early to get in the Christmas spirit.  

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