Meet Mrs. Runge, our High School Prep math and 8th grade homeroom teacher!
~Why did you decide to become a teacher?
"Quite honestly, I do not remember really wanting to do anything else besides teaching. However, I knew I wanted to be an 8th grade teacher, after I was in the 8th grade. Although my 8th grade year ended just fine, the year itself was not at all what I imagined it to be. It was then that I decided that I wanted to make sure that I would create opportunities for the students in my classroom to have an unforgettable, amazing experience before they started the next chapter of high school."
~What do you like about teaching High School Prep math?
"One of the blessings of teaching High School Prep is watching how students grow, change, develop and mature from 6th graders to 8th graders. This happens socially, emotionally, spiritually, and of course, academically. As the High School Prep math teacher, it is a lot of fun to watch the light bulb go off and have students become more confident in their math skills."
~What do you love about St. John's?
"The thing I love the most about St. John's is the family atmosphere. It is a space where everyone should feel loved and cared for. Individuals are known by name and greeted with a smiling face. St. John's is a place where alumni could come back if they need anything or just for a visit. Most importantly, the head of this wonderful family is Christ. He knows exactly how to bless us each and every year!"
~What do you like to do in your free-time?
"When I am not at school teaching or coaching, you can find me hanging out with my family and friends, working out, and/or watching tv. There are even the rare moments that I enjoy playing board games/cards or doing puzzles."
~Do you have a favorite book?
"It may sound cliche, but my favorite book is the Bible. Besides being the book I read the most often, it is the perfect mix of many different genres of literature."
~What is a fun fact about you?
"Throughout all of elementary school my dad was my principal and he ended up finishing the year as my 8th grade teacher (Hence the reason I mentioned it ended just fine!)."