Why I Teach: Mrs. Loney


  • What did you want to be when you were younger?


“I wanted to play in the WNBA/become an art teacher”


  • How did you get from that to being a teacher?

“My senior year in high school I was a mentor for 8th graders and discovered I liked working with and teaching kids”


  • Was there a teacher that inspired you to be a teacher?


“There were several young female history teachers that influenced me. I was also influenced by teachers throughout my school career – even my kindergarten teacher who stayed involved in my life well past my high school graduation.”


  • Does your sleep schedule get messed up over break?


“Yes, more over summer break”


  • What’s your favorite thing about your job?


“I like laid back classes like yearbook and newspaper where I get to work with students to create something for the community”


  • Favorite day of the week?


“Friday, my husband and I go out to eat and then watch ‘Shark Tank’”


  • Strengths?


“I learn new things easily and like to learn”


  • Weaknesses?


“I’m a people pleaser”


  • What is your favorite thing to teach?


“I like to teach geography”


  • What’s your favorite lesson to teach?


“Light painting in photography classes”


  • Funniest memory teaching?


“Telling my 7th and 8th graders I got married. I asked them what lesson they learned from this and they said, ‘That you’re a liar!'”