New Teacher Questionnaire: Kelsey Gilbert


Jack Franklin

Kelsey Gilbert

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, Kelsey Gilbert. Ms. Gilbert’s responses have been edited for clarity.


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


KG:  I grew up in Olive Branch, Mississippi and graduated from Olive Branch High School in 2008

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


KG:  I was very involved in high school. I was on the board of the Interact Club, Student Leadership Council, Peer Counselors, in addition to playing volleyball some of my time in high school.


PE: Where did you go to college?


KG: Ole Miss

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


KG: I was an Ole Miss ambassador and Diamond Girl.


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


KG: 2 Kids, John Eric 5 and Caroline 3 and 2 dogs, Deuce and Drake

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


KG:  This is my 4th year teaching. I taught 3 years previously at Southaven Elementary School in the 1st grade.

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


KG: The students have been great to work with and the teachers have been so welcoming.

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


KG: Seeing your students grow daily and building relationships with each individual student.

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


KG: Crafting or taking my kids somewhere fun.


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



KG: The students, this is my first time working with high school students EVER! They have all been so wonderful though!

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


KG:   1-4th period in room 111, the painted door.