By: Kimberly Bryden/Junior Writer
Did you ever wonder why a certain teacher at Blue Ridge High School wanted to become what they are today? The Raider Reader asked, and each teacher gave different answers, but a common thread seems to be the desire to help people.
Science teacher Mr. Alec Mazikewich stated that he wanted to become a teacher because he likes helping people.
“I like the earth sciences and helping people–this is the only job where I can do both,” says Mazikewich.
Science teacher Mrs. Nancy Burkett stated that she has always loved science and wanted to share that love with all her students, but this was not her first plan.
“I was going for environmental science, but then I got married and didn’t go to grad school,” says Burkett.
Math teacher Mr. Paul Sokoloski stated that he wanted to become a teacher because he likes helping people.
“I became a teacher to help students who are struggling. Also, I like helping people learn math”, says Sokoloski.
Art teacher Sarrah Dibble-Camburn stated that it came naturally. It was not her original plan to be an art teacher. She also did a lot of things before being an art teacher like being a horse trainer and a vet assistant.
“When Mr. Harvey retired, I wanted to try being an art teacher in high school. It is very interesting and I have no regrets,” says Camburn.
Kimberly Bryden is a junior in high school and a first year journalism student. Her plan for the future is to become a trauma nurse. She likes helping people and loves the excitement. She cares about her family and many others. Kimberly first started showing interest in becoming a trauma nurse when her grandmother became diagnosed with cancer and sadly passed in 2011.