Thank you Mrs. Hafferty

Dhwani Porecha, Editorial Board Member

Caring. Dedicated. Passionate. Those are only a few of the many incredible words to describe Mrs. Hafferty. 

She is one of the most enthusiastic math teachers I’ve ever had. She truly cares about the subject she is teaching. I never have to worry about being handed a packet and be told to work on it the entire class period retaining zero knowledge.

Mrs. Hafferty never fails to start class on a joyful and positive note, giving me an extra boost of motivation to genuinely try and gain some understanding of the class.

She engages and captivates students with her well thought out plans, creative lessons, and my favorite, humor. She figures out an innovative way to incorporate personal stories and funny moments to make the lesson enjoyable and memorable. Instead of teaching the lesson and leaving it up to us to figure out the rest, she spends the entire period helping kids and walking around looking for those who are struggling. 

 Patience is an important virtue when it comes to teaching. Mrs.Hafferty is incredibly patient with us, for example, dealing with the same problems over and over again. She never gives up on her students and excels in finding ways to help me succeed in her class. She willingly and immediately adapts to different classroom situations such as loud, trouble-makers to those who may be attentive. Mrs. Hafferty never let this discourage her from making the most of the class. 

Thank you for all that you’ve done for your students and for being one of the best teachers I’ve had so far in high school. I truly enjoy coming to class every day!