By Elizabeth Flatley
Name: Ashleigh Tighe
Subjects: English 1 H, English 2H, english 3 American experience
Years at Westmont: 15th
Birthplace: El camino hospital
High School: Leigh
College: Santa clara undergrad and Depaul
What makes Westmont great? The populations: student, community, staff, the people
What do you enjoy about teaching? The interactions with the students passion for literature
Describe the perfect meal: Hours long, multiple courses, vegetarian
What is your favorite artist? Manet
What is your favorite unit/concept/standard that you teach and why? For English IH 1, Romeo and Juliet, English IIH 2 Macbeth because the students are more exposed to Shakespeare, English III American Experience, Gatsby.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Spend time with friends and family, read
Finish the sentence: A teacher is a guide
Finish the sentence: I am happiest when all my grading is caught up
What is your favorite Movie? Love Actually
If you could take a vacation, where would you go? Everywhere, world tour.
How has quarantine affected your teaching? We definitely have to change and modify units, and I have to find new ways to present the material and engage students. It definitely makes it harder to know if I’m connecting with the students.
What would you like to tell your students? Im am so proud of you. If you look at all the negativity with distance learning, it really pampers with learning. I’m so impressed with students and their ability to problem solve. I’m so impressed with the students’ ability to pivot and take control of their education. I feel like not enough credit is given and shown to the students.