TIFFANY TIMMONS, English
Q: Where were you born?
A: I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I did undergrad at the University of Toledo, then relocated to Raleigh last May to attend State. I’m getting my MAT in English at state, which is my second year at Wake County. I did social and emotional learning for a few years in Cleveland, family and community engagement in Cleveland, and then when Covid hit I decided I was going to go back to school.
Q: What college degree do you currently hold?
A: A Bachelor of Arts in English.
Q: In general, what do you like to do?
A: I like to eat and run, I enjoy spending time with my family. I’m a very family-oriented person. I’m a very very proud auntie. I love to read and write, and go figure, and I just really love meeting new people.
Q: What classes do you teach here?
A: I teach English I, then next semester I will be teaching African American Literature.
Q: What’s your favorite part about teaching this subject?
A: The literature. My degree is literature-focused so I enjoy introducing my students to new perspectives through literature. I love empowering them through literature. I enjoy representing them.
Q: What was your personal high school experience like?
A: Very fulfilling in a sense of motivating me to go beyond. My teachers were huge in that. I had a really good experience, and I want the same for my students. I want to instill in my students that they are powerful, they matter, and they can do it. Whatever it is for them, they got it.
Q: If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be?
A: A chef, I love cooking.