Taco ’bout teaching: Mrs. Tighe

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.