There are many teachers new at Springville High this year; one of these amazing teachers is Whitney Lewis. Lewis is bringing her passion for English and teaching into her first year.
“Teaching English is a blast because we talk a LOT and we write a LOT,” Lewis said when asked what are some of her favorite parts of teaching English. Although she is fairly new to teaching (this is her first full year of teaching), Lewis finds watching her students grow and learn very rewarding.
“Watching them totally flourish and blossom has been priceless,” said Lewis.
Lewis seems to truly love what she does, partly because she has a love for English.
“English is such a powerful subject. If you can learn to use the right words in the right way, you can influence people… You can move them emotionally and you can persuade them to change the world!” said Lewis.
Beyond teaching English, Lewis finds time to be athletic. Last year she nearly broke her leg falling off a cliff, but this hasn’t slowed her down at all. There is seemingly no end to what she does outdoors. Everything from hiking, ultimate Frisbee, and basketball. Being outdoors “energizes” her soul.
With her love of being active, she also (obviously) loves reading. A few of her favorites are The Book Thief, Unbroken, and Harry Potter. She made sure to defend one of her choices and said “[Harry Potter is a] cliché I know, but Rowling really is brilliant. Look at all of the Latin and mythology she uses almost in our subconscious! Genius!”
SHS is glad to have such amazing new teachers, welcome Ms. Lewis.