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Interview with Rachel Robbins

Today I interviewed a teacher here at La Sierra and got some insight into her life and personality. The teacher I interviewed was Rachel Robbins, a math teacher who has taught math here at La Sierra for the last 2 years. Between going to school herself and grading her students’ papers I’m grateful she had the time for an interview. I started the interview by asking some questions about why she became a teacher.

 Why did you become a teacher?

Robbins: I think I became a teacher because my whole family was full of teachers so I feel like it was something I grew up with, being around a lot of teachers but I would say mainly because of my mom. That’s why I became a math teacher and a math major, my mom was a middle school math teacher so seeing her being in the field of teaching I think that’s why I became a math teacher.

Why did you want to teach at La Sierra?

Robbins: I don’t know, my husband grew up in Riverside and his siblings went here I know some people that live down the street, and my in-laws live here so I just heard good things about La Sierra. And it lived up to the hype it’s a great school a great community great kids great teachers and colleagues and staff so I really enjoy working here.

When did you start teaching?

Robbins: Two years ago in 2022. But I student-taught a little bit and I subbed a little bit but 2 years ago I started teaching.

Who was the most influential person in your life?

Robbins: I would say my mom I think she’s the reason why I became a math teacher she did not go to college right away because she had my sister so when she went back I was like 10 and she got her master’s and teaching credentials and she was working full time while she had 5 kids so seeing her work very hard as a kid that’s what made me love math and be a teacher, im striving to be like her one day.

What was your favorite subject in school?

Robbins: I would have to say math, I’ve always liked math, in junior high we were allowed to choose our own electives and I chose to tutor math to other sixth graders, I would say math is not something that always came easy to me I just always found it fun, second to that would be science or maybe English.

What are some of your hobbies?

Robbins: I think with me working clearing my credentials and going to school for a time I don’t have any hobbies I go to work then my classes then I go home and do my homework or I lesson plan and grade students so I don’t have any hobbies but I’m excited to see what my hobbies will be when I graduate in a year.

What are 3 things about you that would surprise students?

Robbins: I’m a pretty open book but it surprises students when I tell them how old I am. I’m only 25 so I think just my age or how young I am. When I tell students I’m still in school I feel like it surprises them that I’m not done with school and I feel like it’s always surprising for students to see what your like outside the classroom. I have a life outside of the classroom that I’m not just a teacher, I’m a teacher from the time I see you in school but outside I’m just a person.


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Joemike Tirado
Joemike Tirado is a sophomore and is a staff member for The Sunrise Yearbook. Outside of yearbook, he hasn't been involved in school much, but he is hoping to start getting involved in the future. In his free time, he likes to read and listen to music, and enjoys playing video games.

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