10 Questions with a Staff Member: Ms. Anderson

Ms. Anderson is a Junior English teacher and co-advisor of the Junior Class here at Clifton High School and teaches as an adjunct professor at Montclair State University and PCCC. She hopes her students become more confident and comfortable expressing their thoughts and opinions. Along with learning to think more independently and critically. From a young age, Ms. Anderson always knew she wanted to be a teacher and truly enjoys her profession. Outside of School Ms. Anderson is a huge animal lover with two cats and a dog, a proud aunt of her 9-month-old niece, and fanatic of lighthearted comedy.

1.) If you could live in any time period, which one would you live in and why?

The roaring 20’s.. The clothes and music were amazing!


2.) How would you want to change the world

I would like to see a world where every child is able to get a quality education.


3.) What is your biggest pet peeve?

It is a tie between hearing someone chewing and the use of bad grammar.


4.) Do you have any hidden talents

I can whistle really, really loud with an acorn shell. My dad taught me how when I was little. I would be a good person to have with you if you get lost in the wood!


5.) What would students be surprised to find out about you?

I took piano lessons from the age of 6 until I was about 16 years old.


6.) What’s one weird food that you like?

Lima beans. I love them!


7.) What current trends of pop-culture confuse you?

Rap music. I grew up listening to rappers who were true lyricist- their music told a story. Now everything is autotuned and it’s hard to understand what they are saying.


8.) Who would you most like to sit next to on a 10 hour flight?

Oprah. I think she has led an interesting life and has interviewed so many politicians, celebrities and writers. I am sure she has great stories.


9.) Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

Reese Witherspoon, I think she is really funny.


10.) Have you ever cried at a film? If so, which one?

Yes , I do all the time. The “Titanic” has made me cry a lot, as well as any movie where an animal dies.


11.) If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?

I would want the ability to teleport myself to other places. First stop: Greece!

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