Meet the New Teachers at Middletown South!

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The Eagle Eye reached out to all of the new teachers at South in order to better get to know them. Each teacher shared some facts about themselves and a picture of themselves having fun or from high school. This is one of the most excited bunch of educators that South has ever seen! All of us at The Eagle Eye hope that you like them as much as we do.

English Department 

Ms. Baird

What collimg_4833ege did you attend? The College of New Jersey

Favorite show you’ve binge watched recently? The Night Of

What is your most played song of summer 2016? “Ain’t No Man”- The Avett Brothers

If you had to participate in an Olympic sport, what would it be?Fencing

Who is your favorite Disney character and why? 

Stitch. He has the best dance moves.

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why? Belize, for the beaches and the whale sharks.

What is something interesting about you that no one knows? What is something interesting about you that no one knows? But if I told you then everyone would know…

Ms. Carton

What college did you attend? Attended Wilkes University

Favorite show you’ve binge watched recently? The Kingdom

What is your most played song of summer 2016? “Water” by Brad Paisley13606899_898237303595_5559655861867183088_n

If you had to participate in an Olympic sport, what would it be? Field hockey — I played for 10 years and now I’m the Freshman Coach at South

Who is your favorite Disney character and why? Pluto; he’s the coolest dog around

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why? Switzerland, to climb as many mountains as possible… I am a mountain climber after all.

What is something interesting about you that no one knows? I grew up on a dairy farm with over 180 cattle, my last name is Carton, and I’m lactose intolerant… ironic right!

Mr. Conklin

What college did you attend? I attended The College of New Jersey and graduated in 2007 with a BA in Journalism and Professional Writing.

Favorite show you’ve binge watched recently? My favorite TV show is definitely Better Call Saul, the prequel to Breaking Bad. I haven’t binge watched it recently but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time.

What is your most played song of summer 2016? I honestly don’t know.  I mostly listen to sports talk on the radio.

If you had to participate in an Olympic sport, what would it be? Definitely basketball since I am a basketball coach and played the sport growing up my whole life.

Who is your favorite Disney character and why? Michael Jordan in Space Jam – even though that’s kind of cheating.

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why? I would love to go to Hawaii if I could choose to go anywhere.

What is something interesting about you that no one knows?  Hmm.  I have an aquarium with two clownfish (like Nemo) but they don’t have names.

Math Department 

Ms. Kaub

What college did you attend? I graduated from Monmouth University with a BS in Mathematics and an endorsement in Special Education.

Favorite show you’ve binge watched recently? Favorite show that I have been watching recently is Flip or Flop on HGTV

What is your most played song of summer 2016? Most played song of summer 2016 is “Ride” by Twenty One Pilots

If you had to participate in an Olympic sport, what would it be? Show Jumping

Who is your favorite Disney character and why? Pluto because I love his floppy ears and he is Mickey’s faithful companion.

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why? I would love to travel to Fiji because the water and scenery look amazing.

What is something interesting about you that no one knows? I was in an International Lifesaving competition held in Japan, I represented the United States.

Mr. Swingle img_9996

What college did you attend? The College of New Jersey as an undergraduate.  I completed graduate coursework at both Kean University and Caldwell University.

Favorite show you’ve binge watched recently? The Goldbergs

What is your most played song of summer 2016? “It Won’t Be Like This for Long” – Darius Rucker

If you had to participate in an Olympic sport, what would it be? Swimming

Who is your favorite Disney character and why? Buzz Lightyear.  My 2 year old daughter loves Toy Story more than anything.

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why? Italy, mostly for the food.

What is something interesting about you that no one knows? I have seen Major League Baseball games in 15+ stadiums.

Science Department

Ms. Qutub

What college did you attend? Gettysburg College

Favorite show you’ve binge watched recently?  The Big Bang Theory

What is your most played song of summer 2016? Sugar” by Maroon 5

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If you had to participate in an Olympic sport, what would it be? Triple Jumping in Track and Field

Who is your favorite Disney character and why? Meeko from Pocahontas – He is always up to something mischievous

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why?  I would love to go to Australia to see the kangaroos in the outback and to see the Tasmanian devils

What is something interesting about you that no one knows? An interesting fact is that I really enjoy reading next to a fire in the winter.

Social Studies Department

Mr. Mullen

What college did you attend? Kean University – BA History, Monmouth University – Master of Arts in Teaching/Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Favorite show you’ve binge watched recently? House of Cards

fb_img_1473878365132What is your most played song of summer 2016? “Chicken Fried” – Zac Brown Band

If you had to participate in an Olympic sport, what would it be? Soccer

Who is your favorite Disney character and why? Kristoff from Frozen. My daughters love Frozen and I have a significant amount of experience being him at our daily tea parties.

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why? Rome, Italy, and Athens, Greece. I love Ancient Roman/Greek history and have always wanted to see the ruins.

What is something interesting about you that no one knows? I played soccer for a few weeks in Europe (Portugal) against the U18 squads from most of the major pro teams in the country during my senior year here at South!

Mr. Nemanti

What college did you attend? I attended Monmouth University for my Bachelors and Masters Degree.  I have a Bachelor’s in History/Education and my Masters Degree is in History.

Favorite show you’ve binge watched recently? I love Planet Earth.  It’s visually stunning and I love watching it with my daughters.

What is your most played song of summer 2016? Coldplay is constantly playing in my car when my daughters aren’t listening to Kidz Bop.  

If you had to participate in an Olympic sport, what would it be? Summer Olympics it would be water polo, winter Olympics it would be ice hockey or curling.

Who is your favorite Disney character and why? My favorite character would have to be Olaf from Frozen. I have watched that film over a 100 times with my daughters and that character makes me laugh each time I watch it.

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why? I would love to visit Norway.  The country has amazing natural beauty and I have family that lives in Kristiansand (Southern Norway).

What is something interesting about you that no one knows? I come from a family of teachers.  My mother was a teacher, my father was a college professor, my brother is working towards becoming a math teacher and I have cousins that are college professors.  I am incredibly happy and fulfilled to be following in my family’s footsteps.  

Special Education

Mr. Apice

What college did you attend? Rowan University

Favorite show you’ve binge watched recently?The League

What is your most played song of summer 2016? “Thunder Road” by Bruce Springsteen

What college did you attend? Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania & Gallaudet University

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What is something interesting about you that no one knows? The first thing I learned at college was how to juggle!

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why? Australia always seemed like a fun place to go visit.

Who is your favorite Disney character and why? Jack Sparrow because he’s funny and clever.

If you had to participate in an Olympic sport, what would it be? Curling

Who is your favorite Disney character and why?  Favorite Disney character is Pinocchio because he’s Italian.

Ms. Zimmer

If you had to participate in an Olympic sport, what would it be? I’m not very athletic but I enjoy watching rowing.

Favorite show you’ve binge watched recently? Broadchurch

What is your most played song of summer 2016?  “Hello”- Adele

If you had to participate in an Olympic sport, what would it be?  The Giant Ski jump, because I think if I could get over the fear it would feel like flying.

Who is your favorite Disney character and why?  Woody from Toy Story. My children LOVE Toy Story and Woody was my son’s first toy that he became attached to.  I love the story of Woody being a leader and yet still being vulnerable.

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why? Bhutan, it has restricted travel for visitors and it has a unique culture that I would love to explore.

What is something interesting about you that no one knows? I can say and sing the ABC’s backwards very quickly.

World Language

Mrs. Fielding

What college did you attend? I attended Seton Hall University undergrad and Monmouth University for graduate school.

What is your most played song of summer 2016? My favorite played song of the summer is “L’estate addosso” by Jovanotti.

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why?  I would go to Italy….most beautiful place, love it there!

What is something interesting about you that no one knows? My husband and I met and got married in Florence, Italy!

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