2013 Retiring Teachers
By: Alyssa & AmberEdited By: Jamie



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Featuring: Mrs.Feldmann,Mrs.Liemer, Mrs.Parisi, Mrs.Potratz.

Mrs.Potratz

How many years have you worked at Culver?
35 years.
Why did you start teaching?
I liked working with kids.
What will you do after you retire?
I will travel A LOT and spend time with my family.
What schools did you go to?
I went to Depaul University.I got my BA and Master Degree there.
What are your hobbies?
I love gardening and over decorating for Christmas and Halloween.
Why have you taught so long?
People were such warm hearted and nice. I'm very close friends with Mrs.Perez and Mrs. Blangin.
What are the funniest homework excuses that students have said?
I went to grandma's house, left in the bus, and had a baseball game.
What are you going to miss about teaching? Why?
I'm going to miss the kids and staff. They are so sweet.
Are there any favorite memories?
I really loved the school play.
Why did you go to Culver to teach?
I grew up in Niles.
And the last question.What are some last thoughts and feelings of Culver?
Culver is a wonderful place and the teachers are amazing. The kids are great especially the sweet 4th graders.

Mrs.Liemer
How many years have you worked at Culver?
18 years.
Why did you want to be a phychologist?
My family member had a hard time in school so I wanted to help students with the same problem.
What will you do after you retire?
I will travel to Africa.
What are your hobbies?
I like to travel, read, ski, and sew.
Why have you worked so long?
I worked since I was 16. I guess I like being productive.
What are you going to miss about working? Why?
Im going to miss the people. They are so sweet.
Are there any favorite memories?
Dressing up as a fairy.
Why did you go to Culver to work?
I moved to Niles.
What does a psychologist do?
We look at students' data and have meetings for educational problems.
And the last question.What are some last thoughts and feelings of Culver?
I will, again, miss everybody.

Mrs.Parisi

How many years have you worked at Culver?
15 years.
Why did you start teaching?
I was always interested in learning/teaching.
What will you do after you retire?
I have 3 grandsons to spend times with. I also want to spend time with my whole family.
What schools did you go to?
I went to private school, Mundelein College, and lastly Xavier.
What are your hobbies?
I love to cook, garden, read, and I love to travel.
Why have you taught so long?
Well I didn't teach nonstop. I taught 6 years, stayed at home for 12 years, and taught at private school for 12 more years.
What are you going to miss about teaching? Why?
I'm going to miss the students.
Why did you go to Culver to teach?
I was looking to expand teaching and learning.
And the last question.What are some last thoughts and feelings of Culver?
Everyone at Culver is so warm and friendly. Culver is wonderful.

Mrs.Feldman

How many years have you worked at Culver?
15 years.
Why did you start teaching?
I think art is very important so I wanted to encourage students to enjoy art.
What will you do after you retire?
I will exercise, make some of my own artwork, and read more.
What are your hobbies?
Some of my hobbies are reading, writing, and meeting up with groups of artists.
Why have you taught so long?
It when by faster than I expected.
What are you going to miss about teaching? Why?
I will miss all the student's creative ideas. I love making them make art.
Are there any favorite memories?
Preparing all the plays/ performances with Ms.Farlee
Why did you go to Culver to teach?
Mrs. Brogni told me there was a position available.
And the last question.What are some last thoughts and feelings of Culver?
What I love about Culver is the large variety of ethnic backround of the students, so many cultures are shared and that adds so much to our school. We represent the world. Culver also has a wonderful staff.


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