Middle School

Billy Russas, ​Science

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).


Tammy Hutchings, ​Science

THutchings@tcdschampions.com

Q: What is your home town? A: I don’t really have one. I was an Army Brat so we moved around.

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Really? ONLY ONE?! I can’t chose, but I do love Mexican food.

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: None. There are many I like.

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Sewing, reading, spending time with my family.

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Cadbury Milk Chocolate (the mini eggs are my favorite!), vintage sewing machine (specifically 222 or white 221 Featherweight or Singer 20), Starbucks


Edward Dooley, ​Math

EDooley@tcdschampions.com

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

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!


Karen Parks, ​Humanities

KParks@tcdschampions.com

Q: What is your home town? A: Alexandria, VA

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

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Q: What are your hobbies? A: I enjoy writing, reading, re-purposing, sewing, and the art of assemblage

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: A happy day could include sparkling water, anything Haribo gummy, or a book for the classroom library


Brian Kievit, ​Humanities

BKievit@tcdschampions.com

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)

UBowman@tcdschampions.com

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)

SaLove@tcdschampions.com

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.