New Teacher Questionnaire: Amanda Freeman


Jack Franklin

Amanda Freeman

By: Jack Franklin


Starting the 2016-2017 school year, Houston High School was fortunate to receive fourteen new teachers. The Pony Express interviewed new teacher, Amanda Freeman. Ms. Freeman’s responses have been edited for clarity.


PE: Where did you grow up and go to High School?


AF: Memphis, White Station High School

PE: What did you enjoy studying or participating in in High School?


AF: AP US and European History, Mock Trial and Literary Magazine

PE: Where did you go to college?


AF: Wellesley College (undergraduate) and University of Pennsylvania (graduate)

PE: What did you study/participate in in college?


AF: Classical Studies

PE: Do you have any children and/or pets?


AF: No Thank You!

PE: Have you ever taught before? If so, where and for how long?


AF:  2 years in CA, 5 years in Philadelphia, and 4 years in New York City

PE: What’s your favorite part about Houston High?


AF: Students always open the door for me when I am carrying bags and say “yes ma’am and no ma’am”

PE: What’s your favorite part about being a teacher?


AF: Helping young people achieve something they thought they could not do before. Also, I love school supplies.

PE: What would you be doing if you weren’t teaching?


AF: I’d be a photojournalist.

PE: How is working at Houston different from what you’ve done before?


AF: I really love how kind the students are to each other>

PE: Where and when can we find you to take an in-action and/or staged action picture of you teaching for the article?


AF: A Building Office