Mikaela Marbot at Berlin CSD in the 2017-18 school year. 

What is your role here at Berlin Central School District, and where do you work?
This is my first year teaching here at Berlin High School and I am responsible for sophomore English classes as well as the Senior Seminar elective English course. Along with those responsibilities I have a few other juniors and seniors to whom I teach English.

I am also stepping into an advisor role for the new Bowling Club here at BHS! We just had sign ups for the club on the first day of school and so far it looks like an exciting and promising endeavor!

What is your education background?
I actually grew up local and graduated from the Hoosick Falls Central School district before attending Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Fairfield, Connecticut. While at SHU I received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Literature and Writing; and also a Master of Arts in Teaching for Secondary Education.

What is your background like – previous jobs?
Before coming to Berlin I completed a full year as an intern at Derby High School in Derby, Connecticut as part of my graduate school program. While in Derby I student taught senior electives for 12 weeks and served as a long term substitute for 8th grade English in Derby’s middle school for 6 ½ weeks.

What are your interests outside of school?
I love to bowl and competed in a NCAA Division I bowling program in college at Sacred Heart. During the year, I participate in three different bowling leagues at Barbecue Recreation in Hoosick Falls.  This year I was able to start a bowling club here at Berlin HS and couldn’t be more excited to share one of my favorite interests with my students!

I also grew up on a farm and love country life… I adopted two miniature donkeys this past summer and they’re a full time hobby after school!

What is your motto or personal mantra?
Actually, I have two:
Everything happens for a reason.
Only the fearless will reach their potential’s peak.

What is the best advice anyone has given you?
Don’t try to be something you’re not. You’re not those other people for a reason. You’re you and that’s more than good enough. Be you and be good at it and you’ll never go wrong.