She thinks of herself as a bubbly person, and you can tell how happy she is just by seeing her in the halls. Her inspiration is a Middle School teacher that helped her tremendously.
Her life was greatly influenced by her older sister who she said was like a “second mom” to her. Although Ms. Kastner’s sister is only four years older than her, she always could rely on her sister to be there and take care of her.
Growing up, she wanted to become a professional dancer on Broadway, but soon figured out that it wasn’t a very reliable career choice. However, teaching was her close second choice and now she wouldn’t be anything else.
In high school, Ms. Kastner was in show choir or “Glee,” as she joked. She has a love for performing and said that part of the reason why she loves teaching so much is because teaching is a like performance every day.
One thing she is proud of is her long lasting friendships and how she always tries to keep in touch. She believes it’s important to have those good friends especially because she met her fiancé through a mutual friend.
Ms. Kastner is engaged and she is going to have a summer wedding. She anticipates her wedding day as being the happiest day of her life.
Beside Ms. Kastner’s desk is a quote from George Bernard Shaw that reads, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
Things You May Not Know About Ms. Kastner:
1) She was born in the Bronx in New York and used to have a New York accent.
2) She would love to have dinner with Martha Graham, who was a famous American Modern Dancer as well as Obama because, in her opinion, who wouldn’t want to have dinner with the President.
3) If she could live in another decade, she said she would live in the 1920’s because she loves the fashion, style, and music of the 20’s.
4) As a child, her one of her favorite superheroes was Superman because she was intrigued by his super powers and his ability to fly.
Written by Emily Timmons
Photos by Stephanie Rand