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Have a Laugh with Ms. Couch

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Eri Cruz Moreno
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Kellie Couch, Ms. Couch, is a sweet person. She cares about her students in her class and makes sure that everyone is not hungry or thirsty because she always has their favorite snacks. It makes them feel welcome. 

She makes sure that everyone has caught up with their homework because she wants to see her students end up at a good school and have a better environment for them. 

Ms. Couch has been teaching math here in Mission for six-and-a-half years. When I asked Ms. Couch about how she felt about teaching math she said, “If I could do it my own way, I would want to be an English teacher. ” 

When she was growing up she would read books and perform plays based on the books. She wants us to do the same thing. She wants us to do fun stuff and play around. Ms. Couch wants us to have that moment she had when she was a little girl. 

She still likes teaching math but her dream of doing something in drama hasn’t gone away. She hopes to do theater work and plays, and she hopes to do Hamlet. 

Ms. Couch wanted to be an English teacher, but for now, Ms. Couch is needed in math. And that’s ok because she can still have fun in math. We joke around and still get the work done. Her happiness is never going away.

Ms. Couch grew up living in Connecticut. Sure, it was her hometown, but she realized that she had a lot of potential and living there was not a fun place for her to pursue her talents. She kept thinking there was nothing to do there and it was boring for her.

Ms. Couch has two kids. Her sons go to Mission and she is happy working in a place where she knows her kids are.   

One of Ms. Couch’s hobbies is doing yoga.     

When Ms. Couch’s dog died not long a few weeks ago, she and her kids were pretty upset. Tears everywhere. At least she still has her cat.           

She was happy to get a new dog, an anterior pit bull American dog. The class was happy for her and jokingly called the dog Scooby or Scrappy Doo. 

Ms. Couch doesn’t want to become a principal. She’s building her skills to become the best math teacher possible. She does not want to retire.  She wants to help students have a better understanding of the real world and hopes to become a private tutor for students who are not wealthy. Ever since the pandemic ended, she’s known students who do not want to go to school fearing they will get sick. Ms. Couch hopes that she can help students in their home have a better understanding of what school is like and what real teaching is like. She wants to lower their anxiety about going to school and help those in need. 

In other words, my journey of meeting Ms. Couch made me happy to know that she is someone you should go and have laughs with.

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Eri Cruz Moreno, Staff Artist & Writer
he/him Eri is someone who is shy and quiet at times, but is always a nice person to talk to. He is an inspiring artist and writer.  Right now, he's focusing on school and still thinking of ideas to write on about. Eri draws. He draws a lot and hearing people's experiences help him envision a story or a character.
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