Robyn Moore, Spanish teacher, started her first year of teaching at Apex High this August. Moore is originally from Lebanon, Pennsylvania, where she attended Cedar Crest High and Lebanon Valley College. While attending Lebanon Valley, Moore studied music but then decided on studying Spanish instead and received the Spanish Student of the Year Award, Community Service Award, and summa cum laude--summa cum laude is the highest of three degrees of praise. Moore’s love of the Spanish language is what made her get into teaching and why she chose Spanish as the subject she teaches. Moore says her favorite phrase in Spanish is ‘me gustan los gatos’ which can be translated to ‘I love cats’. Outside of school, Moore enjoys playing the piano, singing and cooking-- “...Although that's more for survival,” Moore said about cooking. Moore currently has no kids and is getting married in the summer. Her biggest pet peeve is laziness, her favorite movie is ‘A Walk to Remember’, her favorite artist is Beethoven, and as expected, her favorite subject in school was Spanish.
Before coming to Apex, Moore did student teaching in Pennsylvania. Moore loves the people and energy of Apex High, but if she had any dislikes, it would be the technology; she hasn’t quite gotten the hang of using them. Compared to other schools she’s been to. Moore says, “Apex’s students get here and turn in their homework on time, and the staff has shown to be very helpful.” But, if Moore hadn’t gone into teaching she’d want to be a translator. Moore says half her students possibly perceive her as strict, and the other students see her as more laid back because they “haven’t seen how strict she is.” Her most memorable moment as a teacher would be seeing students outside of school, because you never really hear about what happens after they leave the class. Her advice to the students is to study and always do their best, “if you try your hardest, then that’s all you can do,” Moore says.