Although she is a teacher, Sconberg did not always want to be one. In fact, she wanted to be a professional athlete.
In high school, she was an athletic person and was involved in track and cross country. It was a way for her to hang out with her friends and teammates.
Even though she did not become a professional athlete, she always had teaching in the back of her mind. She even found a project last week that she made in second grade which said she wanted to be a teacher when she grew up.
Her favorite thing about being a teacher is that her eighth graders make her laugh every day. She enjoys being able to make math understandable and sensible to her students. However, she finds it displeasing that she can work so hard helping a student yet they still refuse to try.
Sconberg looks up to her parents because she appreciates how they raised her, even though she resented it when she was younger. In high school, her coaches were also a big influence on her. Notably, she was greatly impacted by her math teachers. When asked why, she responded, “They always did math so it made sense to me.”
If she could have dinner with any famous person, she would like to have dinner with the Dalai Lama because of his outlook on life and she would also like to find out more about his views. Also, she would want to dine with Lincoln because she’s interested in how he could make such tough decisions in those different times.
Things You May Not Know About Ms. Sconberg:
1) One word she would use to describe herself with is integrity.
2) She had her master’s degree and a job by 23 years old.
3) If she had to live in another decade, it would be the 1990’s because, for example, there were smaller class sizes and the economy was good.
4) She was born without 2 of her teeth and had to get dental implants.