Mystery Teacher

Emma Kingwell, Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Hall Highlights

EK: How long have you been teaching? How long have you been teaching at Hall?

MT: Twenty-six years, all of them at Hall.

 

EK: Have you always lived in CT? Have you lived in any other states or countries?

MT: Have lived all my life in Connecticut. Born in the little town of Prospect, Connecticut. I went to college in Worcester, Massachusetts.

 

EK: Did you have any other jobs before being a teacher?

MT: Yes, I was an electrical engineer at Otis elevator in the eighties and an egg man after that. My brother and I ran the family egg distribution business together for eight years. 

 

EK: What would you be doing right now if you weren’t a teacher?

MT: Going for long hikes in beautiful places.

 

EK: Cats versus dogs?

MT: Outdoor farm dogs. Great companions for long walks in the woods.

 

EK: Favorite book or book genre?

MT: “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”, I read the book while transitioning between careers and it resonated with me.

 

EK: What was your favorite subject in high school?

MT: Band. I was an alto saxophonist. I formed a lot of great friendships and had a lot of fun.

 

EK: Something only your students will know? 

MT: My license plate is Euler’s Identity, the most beautiful equation in mathematics. 

 

Students and faculty… Do you have any idea who this teacher could be?