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Teacher Feature| Lawrence Hollis

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How long have you been teaching?
15 years, 6 at Robinson

Where did you go to school?
I went to Mannaheim American School in Germany and I graduated from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. I majored in biology.

What is your favorite thing about science?
Discovery

What is your favorite thing about teaching?
The show. Teaching is a performance art.

What was your proudest moment as a teacher?
When I got an 80% pass rate on the AP Environmental Science exam after only teaching it for one year.

What was your saddest moment as a teacher?
When they canceled [the AP Enviromental Science] class the next year.

What’s your favorite food?
Chicken with pineapple.

What made you decide to be a teacher?
For years and years, whenever I drove past a school, there was this tug. I always wanted to be a high school teacher. I started as a middle school teacher, but I always knew I wanted to be a high school teacher.

What would you be if you weren’t a teacher?
A stand-up comedian.

What are your hobbies outside of school?
Photography, anything enviromental, and going to the beach.

What is the worst thing about being a teacher?
The long hours and low pay.

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