Teacher Q&A: Mr. Franks

Jacob Kucharski, Entertainment

Teacher’s name: Mr. Franks

Subjects teaching: Apocalyptic Literature

Years teaching: 28

How has teaching been during the pandemic?: Teaching has been very bizarre, and I’ve been trying my hardest. It’s very difficult adapting to the Copy Center being gone.

What were you like in high school? Growing up, I was like a middle-aged man. I was much more cynical.

Did you always know you were going to be a teacher? If not, why? Yes, I knew in 7th grade, and the first time I walked into a public school, that I wanted to to teach.

Would you rather teach in person or online? I would rather teach in person. It’s more stressful, but it’s more effective, and I’m used to it.

Do you have any advice for students who have jobs? You’re going to spend the rest of your life working, so don’t take things too seriously. Get out and do things.

What was your first job? I mowed lawns and cleaned offices.