New Language Teachers Arrive at Falls Church

By Bruno Puebla, Staff Writer

It’s the start of the new school year, and most of us are only thinking about new classes, saying goodbye to an action-packed summer, and working hard toward achieving new goals! But we might just forget something really important: getting to know the new teachers at Falls Church High School. I had the opportunity to talk to some of       the new language teachers that have arrived at Falls Church High School, Ms. Cutini (English 11 and 12) and Ms.     Lawless (Japanese)

Ms. Cutini had attended Muhlenberg College, which is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She has also been teaching for a total of 15 years so far, starting from 2001.  She also enjoys reading; her favorite books are The Great Gatsby and the Harry Potter series. Binge watching Netflix is something she does too, and she is currently enjoying Orange is the New Black, and is interested in watching Stranger Things!                                                                                                                 Her favorite football team is the Chica-                                                                                                                       go Bears, but her favorite baseball team                                                                                                                     has to be the New York Yankees, since                                                                                                                     she was born and raised in North Jersey.

She also enjoys any type of food                                                                                                                                     that is Italian, she said that she really                                                                                                                     loves peanut butter and chocolate, so if we                                                                                                               would like to drop some Reese’s chocolate                                                                                                               on her desk that it would be welcomed! She                                                                                                               also said that she looks forward to the new                                                                                                                 school year and is really enjoying her stay so                                                                                                             far at Falls Church High School! So feel free                                                                                                             to stop by her room and talk to her if you                                                                                                               have any English-related questions, or just to                                                                                                             say hello!

Another teacher I had the opportuni-                                                                                                                         ty to talk to was Ms. Lawless, who has been                                                                                                           teaching Japanese for eight years so far. Ms.                                                                                                               Lawless is from Kyoto, Japan and she gradu-                                                                                                           ated from Kansai Gaidai University in Osa-                                                                                                             ka, Japan. Some of her hobbies include going                                                                                                             on long runs, and hiking! When I asked if                                                                                                               she had any expectations for the new school                                                                                                               year, she answered that she would like to stay                                                                                                         healthy, enjoy teaching and learning with                                                                                                                 students here at Falls Church. Something                                                                                                                 she said she would like us to know is that the                                                                                                         teachers and staff at Falls Church are all very                                                                                                 friendly, and she looks forward to studying                                                                                                           Japanese with her students!

Having new teachers at Falls Church                                                                                                                             could be a little intimidating, but if we got                                                                                                                 to know them a little better we can see that                                                                                                             they can become great friends! So if you see                                                                                                               a new teacher in the halls don’t be afraid to                                                                                                             say hello!