Teacher Spotlight- Mrs. Doucette

Originally Published March 6th, 2016 by Grace Ramsden

Did you know that not only does Mrs. Doucette love English and reading, but she also is an animal lover? I recently had the chance of interviewing Mrs. Doucette and I discovered that she has some pretty funny stories and interesting insight on high school.

What is your educational background? I Attended Wisconsin Lutheran college and got my bachelor of arts in English and my education there. I have a masters degree of arts in English and secondary education

What were you like in High School? Looking back at myself I didn’t work as hard as I should have, I was quiet in classes that I was uncomfortable in but by the time I was a senior I was more confident in my abilities and had everything worked out.

What is your favorite food? Pizza from Transfer Pizzeria. So delicious!

What is your favorite FHS memory so far? My first favorite would have to be meeting my husband. I also have really fond memories of specific students. When I student taught on exam day I caught students passing around something and I thought they were cheating but it turns out they were passing around a card for me. My favorite memories are the connections I have made along the way with students.

What is something that people might not know about you? I worked at Chuck E Cheese for 4 and a half years. When I worked there I dated my manager at a time who ended up being a colleague of mine here.

How do you spend your time outside of school? I run, I like to cook, and I spend time with my husband and dogs.

What is your best advice for high school students? To work hard but not take everything too seriously. Have some fun do some work make some friends.

Do you have any crazy/funny stories? When I lived downtown my car got frozen to the road. Ms. Dennis came to pick me up and we were going to be late to school so we called and no one answered. When we called the assistant principal he said to take our time because the school was on fire.

Another time, A few years ago (probably 8 years now), I took my Honors Freshmen on a field trip. Mrs. Dennis brought hers along as well. We needed one more chaperon, so our then assistant principal came along as well. While we were sitting in the theater, the assistance principal pointed at the student in front of us and said, “Which of you has the smelly kid in class?” Mrs. Dennis looked at me. I looked at her. Neither of us had this student in class. Come to find out, he didn’t even go to FHS. He has run away from home, snuck into the school in the morning, heard the announcement dismissing the students for the field trip, and decided to tag along. For whatever reason, the kids on the bus thought it was a good idea to hide him when we took attendance. Obviously, he couldn’t stay on the field trip, so we had to call the police to come and get him

Do you have any other fun facts?  

I have three dogs and two cats yet i’m allergic to both.

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