Teacher Profile: Mr. Mello- Ulises Rodriguez

  1. How long have you taught here at the Kerman High School or Kerman in general?

       This is my 6th year at KHS and my 7th year teaching in general.

 

  1. What Period (time of day) is your favorite and why?

       It depends. Usually any time before lunch is nice because I have more energy. I don’t necessarily enjoy period 1 or 7 because students invariably have no energy.

 

  1. What is your favorite part about the high school?

       When students are behaving and paying attention, teaching is great! I also enjoy working with the SOAR club as well as talking to other teachers.

 

  1. What would you like to change about your teaching or teaching style?

       I’d like to get out of the classroom and connect the material to the “real world” a bit more.  

 

  1. What was high school like for you?

       High school was OK for me. Of course, during high school, I was confused about many things, insecure, lonely at times, and annoying at times. I did well in high school but it wasn’t until college that I really started to enjoy academics.

        

  1. What teachers influenced you when you were in High School?

       I don’t remember exact names of my high school teachers but I think of some of my college teachers as being influential.

        

  1. Who is your Role Model?

       Any person I know, look to for guidance, and have a lot of contact with. Mainly family members like my parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

     

  1. If you were to live anywhere in the World, where would you live?

       San Francisco, California, Madrid, Spain, or Terceira Island, Portugal.

 

  1. What is your favorite hobby?

       I enjoy reading, studying, travelling, running, walks with my family, making food, seeing family, and spending time outside with friends.

  

  1. What type of Music do you like? (Favorite Artist, Genre)

       That’s easy. R.E.M., Wilco, Sonic Youth, The Shins, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., Built to Spill.

 

  1. What color best represents you and why?

        I’m not sure. Perhaps blue? I really have no idea.

    

 

  1. What is your favorite book?

       Too many. Ethan Frome, A Christmas Carol, The Grapes of Wrath, The Better Angels of our Nature, etc. Any book is worth reading once.

      

  1. What is your favorite food and drink?

       Water and Coffee are what I always drink and any food, usually, is good. But I especially enjoy Portuguese food as that’s what I usually had growing up.

  

  1. What is your favorite television show?

        I don’t know as I don’t really watch TV.

 

  1. If you were an animal which one would you be and why?

        Again, I really have no idea. Maybe a Cow?

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