Every other week, the Warrior Word interviews a Hebrew Academy staff member and delves into various elements of their persona, such as their origins, hobbies, and any additional knowledge that they have to share. This week, the Warrior Word sat down with Mrs. Jaimes, one of the Science Department’s’ recent additions, to discuss her acclimation to the school and fascinating background.
Lily Reinberg: What's your name?
Mrs. Jaimes: My name is Myra Jaimes.
LR: Is this your first year working at Hebrew Academy?
MJ: This is my first year working at Hebrew Academy.
LR: Do you like working here?
MJ: Of course! Yeah, I love it. I love the kids most of all.
LR: Is this your first time teaching, or have you taught before?
MJ: No, I've been teaching for seven years. I always teach science.
LR: Can you tell us about your family?
MJ: I’m married, I have two kids -two girls- and I'm pregnant with a baby boy. This will be my first boy, so I’m very excited.
LR: If you had to choose one, what is your favorite science subject?
MJ: Anatomy, I love anatomy. Well biology too–it's hard to choose.
LR: Where were you born and where did you grow up?
MJ: I was born in Miami, and when I was like two months old, my parents took me to Columbia, and I grew up there.
LR: When did you realize you were interested in science?”
MJ: In high school. At the end of high school, I had a great teacher that made me love it. I always knew I liked science, but this was a special teacher that made me love it.
LR: What inspired you to be a teacher?
MJ: I love science, so I want to transfer that knowledge.
LR: What are your hobbies, and what do you like to do outside of teaching?
MJ: I play music. I DJ sometimes, and so does my husband.
Compiled by: Lily Reinberg (9th)