Middle School

Billy Russas, ​Science Teacher

BRussas@tcdschampions.com

Q: What is your home town? A: Fort Walton Beach, FL

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Cheeseburgers

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Anything sci-fi, fantasy, or superhero

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Hiking, camping, animal research, drawing, and travel

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Brownies, Mountain Dew, anything to do with science (models, animals, plants, displays, posters, etc).


Edward Dooley, ​Math Teacher

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Q: What is your home town? A: Maplewood, NJ

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: I could easily eat only pizza for the rest of my life.

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: My favorite movie is Twister.

Q: What are your hobbies? A: I enjoy playing soccer, running, and woodworking.

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: To make my day, you could surprise me with gummy candy, a Starbucks card, or a new plant for the classroom!


Maude Schaede, ​Math Teacher

MSchaede@tcdschampions.com

Q: What is your home town? A: Stockholm, Sweden

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Salty black licorice

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Major Payne

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Solving equations (of course!), collecting hockey cards, training my dog Chunk

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Bring me Starbucks coffee- 1 small, 1 medium, and 1 large, and that’ll make my day!


Brian Kievit, ​Humanities Teacher

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Q: What is your home town? A: Paradise, TX

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Pizza!

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: While certain Marvel and Star Wars movies come close, my all-time favorite is It’s a Wonderful Life

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Guitar, sketching/artwork, and playing board games

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Gummi bears, Star wars/Marvel merchandise, or a nice note detailing how my teaching efforts have helped your life!


Uniqua Bowman, Assistant Teacher

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Q: What is your home town? A: Tucson, AZ

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Noodles of all varieties

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: The Wedding Singer

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Zumba, trying new foods, and traveling

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: York Peppermint Patty! Or an apple.


Samantha Love, Assistant Teacher

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Q: What is your home town? A: Granby, Colorado

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Tteokbokki (stir fried rice cakes).

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Summer Wars

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Reading books and comics, writing, video games, television, drawing.

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Reese’s cups, Boba tea, and hugs.


Liza White, APE, STEM Teacher

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Ismael Soto, 6th-8th Spanish Teacher

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Q: What is your home town? A: North Hollywood, CA

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Pizza

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Golf and running

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: An invite to Top Golf and pizza.