Teacher talks about life both in and out of school

Emily Gray, Reporter

Marci Gibbens, English, has a full day of teaching classes, taking care of her kids, and finding time to relax. Her average weekday is packed full, beginning with her getting up at 5 a.m. to shower and eat breakfast. She also has to get her daughters ready to go to school all before she arrives at school by 7 a.m.

Gibbens spends the school day teaching not just AP Language and Composition, but also an ACT Prep course. Right now, her English classes are reading Huckleberry Finn and learning about satire.

Gibbens spends her free time playing board games and watching movies and television shows. Currently she is re-watching The Office. She also enjoys having breakfast with friends and watching her daughters perform in recreational activities.

“We are planning on the big vacation this summer of going to Disney World. Our girls don’t know it yet; it will be their Christmas Present,” Gibbens said.

Gibbens’s decision to be an English teacher had to do with the teachers she had as a student.
“I had three really great English teachers, and English was always my favorite subject because I loved to read and was decent at writing,” Gibbens stated.
Her favorite part of being a teacher is interacting with her students.

“It is so cool to see how much a students’ writing improves from the beginning of the year to the end. Also, I rather enjoy grading because I know that if I am asking students to put in hard work in writing a paper, I am going to put in the hard work of grading and providing them feedback to help them improve,” Gibbens said.