Sarah Beth Weekley

Have you ever wanted to know a little bit more about your English teachers? Do you ever wonder where they run off to after classes or if they spend their evenings fighting in secret, underground boxing rings? Here’s your chance to get to know just a little bit more about the individuals who teach your classes.

-What’s your full name?

Sarah Beth Weekley

-Where were you born, and what is the area known for?

I was born in a Florida, in an area perhaps known for retirees (?) I grew up in the Dayton, Ohio area, though, and it’s known for the Air Force base and museum.

-Why do you live in New York today?

When I moved from Madrid with my family I wanted to be in a large city with public transport. Few US cities offer that.

-If you could have any super power, what would it be and what is the first thing that you’d do with it?

Teletransportation– I’d avoid the commute!

-How would you explain a database in three sentences to your eight-year-old nephew?

*note: I first had to look this up myself.
It’s a bunch of information together in the same place, like on the computer. The information is together so you can find things easily by looking in different ways. So, for example, if you had a database with information about different animals, you could find out which animals have fur or which ones are brown…

-What was the last book you read. Would you recommend it to a friend?

Right now I’m reading a book called The Lovers by Vendela Vida, and yes. I haven’t finished yet, but I like it so far.

-Skittles or M&Ms?
Either one, but “classic” flavors, no Tropical Skittles or Pretzel M&Ms.

-Do you consider yourself a “typical American”?
Well, I like apple pie… but no, probably not. Is there such a thing? I might be a typical American mom in some ways because I enjoy things like baking cookies with my daughter. The suburban house with the white picket fence and the minivan is definitely not my dream, though.

-Create a definition for the made-up word, “Scrittle”
scrittle (v) to scramble for a piece of candy or food which has fallen to the floor “Scoffing at the 10-second rule, Gabi and Jessie scrittled for a piece of chocolate.” also, scrittle (n) the act of scrittling “There was a huge scrittle when the dogs saw the child drop his sandwich.”

-Do you think you act differently alone, compared to how you act with groups of people? How?

Does this mean actually alone, with no one else at all around? I can’t remember the last time I was in that situation, honestly. If this is more about one-on-one vs large groups, I definitely act differently. I’m shy, and I don’t like doing things in big groups.

-Where will you travel next?

Probably somewhere in the US that I’ve never seen– not a big trip. The next big trip will be to Spain, I hope!

-Do you believe in aliens? Do you think we’ve ever been visited by them?

Sure, but I don’t know if they’re interested in visiting us. I just think would be either arrogant or naive to assume we were the only beings in the universe.