Robert Kennedy School. P.S. 169
Principal: Susan Finn
Teacher: Siobhan McNulty
When We Need Help, We Call Claire Merkur
I interviewed Claire Merkur because she is an interesting person. Claire Merkur is a crisis intervention teacher. Although she deals with a lot of crisis, she still loves working in P.S. 169. She helps students get on track and she is nice, helpful and caring. She loves children and has no problem working with them. She also has a daughter named Mackenzie Hope, who is still a baby. Claire Merkur is of Jewish descent. Her favorite color is red. Hot wings are her favorite food. She is a very good and loving person.
Interview with Siobhan McNulty
Siobhan McNulty was born in 1977. She went to P.S. 99 in Queens. Then she moved to Westchester. In college, she majored in psychology. She is a New York City teaching fellow. Her favorite book is “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.” She loves to read when she wants to relax. Her daughter’s name is Aine, which is Gaelic, like Siobhan. She is 32 years old. Her favorite color is blue, like her book bag. Before she was a teacher, she was a construction worker. She has a house and a car, which is a grey Toyota Corolla. She has traveled to Ireland to meet her family. She is now a teacher at P.S. 169. She teaches on the third floor in classroom 309.
Dr. Fred Peck:
A First Rate Assistant Principal
I interviewed Dr. Fred Peck. He is the assistant principal at P.S. 169. Dr. Peck feels happy working so much that for 18 years he’s liked waking up to come here. Dr. Peck was working at C.S. 66 in the Bronx before joining P.S. 169. His favorite food is steamed lobster with butter. His favorite color of the rainbow is green. He has a wife and three kids; they are 29, 26, and 22 years old. Dr. Peck was born in Brooklyn, in Crown Heights Hospital. He likes the book “Arrowsmith,” by Sinclair Lewis. His best memory in P.S. 169 is when one of his students came back to see him. Dr. Peck stressed, “You can accomplish anything in life!”
More About Ms. Merkur
Today I interviewed Ms. Merkur. Her first name is Claire. I interviewed Ms. Merkur because I want to know more about her life and her cultural background. I asked Ms. Merkur, “Why do you wear makeup?” She replied by saying, “I wear makeup because it makes me feel good about myself.”
Ms. Merkur is 5-and-a-half feet tall. Ms. Merkur works in a special education school; the school is called P.S. 169. Ms. Merkur has a job in that school as a crisis intervention teacher. She is the helper in the school. She helps stop a lot of fights and kids from running in the halls. She also helps when people are having problems and she solves them. Ms. Merkur has blond hair and her eyes are hazel blue. Ms. Merkur also has an 11-month-old daughter named Mackenzie Hope. Ms. Merkur enjoys listening to live music in her free time.