Kramer Campisano ’13
“Hola Hola Hola!” is generally the first thing one would hear if they were to walk into one of Señorita Megan Yerkes’ Spanish classes. The enthusiasm that Señorita Yerkes brings to class every day along with the care she has for her students is one reason why The Mountaineer was very interested in interviewing this new teacher.
When asked how she benefits from being a teacher, she says, “It’s rewarding to hear the kids communicating in a foreign language and having known I helped them get there.” Her first impression of Mountain Lakes was that the, “school spirit is contagious,” and that there is, “such a unique society where everyone gets along.” When asked about some favorite memories from past teaching jobs, Señorita Yerkes explained that one day she had written the word “hola” on the board. However, because the students were new to Spanish, they responded by saying “holla” instead of “hola”.
Señorita Yerkes went to college with a math major and a minor in Spanish and soon found that her math classes became extremely difficult. She decided to take a college trip to Spain for one of her classes, and after, “[she] took a trip to Spain, [she] was hooked.” She soon changed her math major to a Spanish major and became a Spanish teacher.
Señorita Yerkes then shared some interesting things that most people do not know about her. She said, with a straight face, “I can fit into a clothes dryer.” After some time spent laughing on the subject, she explained that she was once playing hide-and-seek with children she was babysitting and decided to hide in the dryer.
Congratulations to Señorita Yerkes on her astounding accomplishment of becoming the newest member of the foreign language department at Mountain Lakes High School. Be on the lookout for Señorita Yerkes in the hallways or in the classroom, and be sure to thank her for the effort she puts into making it fun to learn Spanish!