Jami & Carol. Lunch at Cafe Zazzle in downtown Petaluma.

Interview with Jami.  I first met Jami at the University of San Francisco when I went to interview for my job as the TPA coordinator.  We worked together in the teacher ed department.  She currently lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

1. List 3 positive character traits you don’t have and/or would like to have. 

Saying no at work, being able to fix things around the house, and actually enjoying housework. (Modified answers as these are clearly not character traits.)

 2. If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?

Don’t quit your job until you have a new one!

3. If you were a type of food, what food would you be?

Clay Pot at Thai Café – has surprises and it’s interesting.

4. What 5 things  in your purse/backpack/briefcase right now?

Wallet, umbrella, hand sanitizer, calendar, phone

5. What would I find in your refrigerator?

Vanilla greek yogurt, salad, ground turkey, peach iced tea, orange juice

6. If you had to be shipwrecked on a deserted island, but all your human needs — such as food and water — were taken care of, what two items would you want to have with you?

Fully loaded Kindle and a hammock

7. If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

Ability to fly

8. If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would you trade?

Michelle Obama –Inside look at the white house.

9. Without including family members, who was or has been the kindest to you in your life?

Gwen, a friend.

10. What is your [first] favorite memory of me?

Before you officially started, you came to one of the scoring sessions.  Carole was scoring an assessment, and she came up to the table asking what the other assessors gave it.  You told her no, she couldn’t see them.  I thought, it’s not even her first day and she’s already said no to the boss.

(Background: I was hired in March, but didn’t start until July because I was teaching 1st grade and wanted to finish out the school year. Carole is the dean of teacher education and was my immediate supervisor.  The TPAs are state mandated assessments that teacher candidates have to complete to get certificated.  They are supposed to be double blind scorings.  I really am such a stickler for rules, often to a fault!)