Naomi Ohana: What’s your full name?
Mr. V: V.
NO: Where are you from?
Mr. V: Slovenia. I lived there for over 20 years.
NO: What was Slovenia like?
Mr. V: Awesome. I have two brothers, and I had a dog for 16 years. I played soccer and basketball with my friends.
NO: Where do you live now?
Mr. V: Sunny Isles. It’s super sunny.
NO: What do you think of Miami?
Mr. V: It’s awesome. I like Café con Leche.
NO: When did you move here?
Mr. V: About five years ago.
NO: What do you think of the school and students?
Mr. V: It’s excellent. Kids are great, motivated, willing to learn, and good kids overall. Everyone is very friendly. Mr. Innes is awesome, and Ms. Miao is great.
NO: Where were you teaching before?
Mr. V: I taught at Catholic schools before this. I worked at Archbishop McCarthy in Davie. Before that, I taught in California.
NO: Did you live in California before Miami?
Mr. V: Yes. I moved from Slovenia to New York, then to California, and then to Miami.
NO: Where did you go to school?
Mr. V: A city college in New York.
NO: Did you always want to be a math teacher? Why or why not?
Mr. V: Yes. I just liked math. Geometry and Calculus are my favorite.
NO: What were your dreams and goals when you were a kid?
Mr. V: I wanted to be a soccer player.
NO: Do you play sports?
Mr. V: Yes, basketball and soccer.
NO: Do you have any hobbies?
Mr. V: Exercise and eat chocolate, but I eat too much chocolate so it negates the workout. I like watching sports and listening to music.
NO: What kind of music do you like?
Mr. V: Mountain Polka music. It’s great.
NO: What is your favorite food?
Mr. V: Uhhhh, that’s a loaded question. Let me think. I can’t think of that on the spot.