Sara Woodley’s interview with Jessica Frye, new teacher WHS
- Sara: Where did you go to high school? College?
Mrs. Frye: Vinemont High School in Cullman County, class of 2000; B.A. in English Education at Athens State University; M.A. Ed Master’s Degree in Special Education at UAB.
- Sara: Where did you teach before you came to WHS?
Mrs. Frye: I taught English and special education at Fairview High School in Cullman County for 2 years and special education for 5 years at the Child Development Center in Cullman County.
- Sara: How do you like WHS?
Mrs. Frye: I have such a fun time at Walker! I love my students, aides and co-workers, and I have met many sweet students as teacher aides and volunteers in my classroom.
- Sara: What do you teach?
Mrs. Frye: I teach special education.
- Sara: How do you spend your time out of school? What are your interests?
Mrs. Frye: I stay busy! I recently got married and my husband and I are currently building a house. I love animals and am a dog or two shy of being a certified dog lady! I have two nieces, Ada Marie and Penelope Drew, who I adore spending time with.
- Sara: Why did you decide to become a teacher?
Mrs. Frye: I cannot ever remember wanting to be anything other than a teacher. My cousins and I played school. My grandpa was a teacher, and we had an old desk and a couple of empty grade books and I thought it was the greatest!
- Sara: What is your favorite thing about teaching?
Mrs. Frye: I love it when I realize that I’ve taught something unplanned to a student. Something inadvertent, that will help them in life as much as anything found in a book or on a website.
- Sara: Do you have any advice you would like to give to the students of WHS?
Mrs. Frye: Appreciate everything that you have. If you feel down, remind yourself of something positive about your life or something in it, no matter how small or large. Laugh, A LOT! It’s the best!
- Sara: Tell us about your family.
Mrs. Frye: I am married to Jeffery Moore. He’s a nurse and an Air Force retiree. He is so funny, patient, and kind. I’m lucky! I have two step-daughters, Stephanie and Carrie. They are great! And of course, my two pups, Maggie and Cookie!
- Sara: Roll Tide or War Eagle?
Mrs. Frye: I cheer for the team having the best year! Not necessarily a fair weather fans, I can just appreciate the efforts of both teams.
- Sara: Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
Mrs. Frye: I am a little crazy! But, I try really hard to do my best and I want the best for everyone around me. I value humor and perseverance as qualities in others and believe these qualities are vital to a great life.
By Sara Woodley