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Kari Riemer

Name
Kari Riemer

Number of years teaching
30

Name(s) of media you advise
The Talon and The Hawk

School Name & City
Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville

Most unusual item in/on your desk?
Sombrero Giles figurine from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Favorite deadline snack?
Anything chocolate

Nicknames your students have given you?
Mahm

Superpower you’d want as a teacher?
Freeze time, so we could work more leisurely on deadlines.

Personal catchphrase or motto?
Can’t stop, won’t stop.

What is the reason you love teaching journalism?
The dynamics of the classes make it almost seem like it is not work–the kids are empowered and motivated in a way that they are not in other subjects/

What is the most important lesson a student has ever taught you?
It’s about the kids, not the product and definitely not about me.

What is the most important element to a successful program?
Passion for what we do and love for each other.

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