Frisco HS; Frisco, TX
Most unusual item in/on your desk?
Favorite deadline snack?
Food that doesn’t move.
Nicknames your students have given you?
TASM, Mitch, Marsh, Marshmallow, Marshy, Tamarsha
Superpower you’d want as a teacher?
Be able to read people’s minds.
Personal catchphrase or motto?
They are not here to defend themselves. They may have a defense, but they aren’t here.
What is the reason you love teaching journalism?
I love teaching journalism because of the relationships I am able to build with students over time. I am able to see them mature from scared underclassmen to confident graduates who are ready to be successful. I am so fortunate to be able to be the ONE class that teaches more than a subject; journalism teaches people about people and life.
Advice for other Advisers
Every student needs a place to belong.
What is the most important element to a successful program?
Setting SMART goals and being flexible. Remembering it’s learning the process and not being afraid to try new things.