New Teacher: Sladek

Photo by: Tabitha Baker


  1. What drew you to Kearney, or if you’re originally from here what about Kearney do you like?

I went to college at UNK. I like the small town feel while still being in a bigger town.

  1. Do you have any hobbies outside of school?

I’m an avid reader. I’m also hoping to join Platte River Singers.

  1. What about this school year are you looking forward to the most?

Getting to know the kids and their interests.

  1. Is there any new or fresh ideas you want to bring to the curriculum throughout the year?

Looking for ways to add new kinds of technology to the curriculum.

  1. What made you want to become a teacher?

My mom was a teacher. While in high school and college, teachers challenged me and made me lean towards education.

  1. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

I would be a dog; they’re loyal, friendly and always ready to go. That’s how I hope to be with my students.

  1. What’s your favorite song of all time?

My Heart Will Go On- Celine Dion

  1. Do you have any embarrassing or fond memories from when you were in high school?

I performed my speech and had to fake cry in front of so many people from my school.

  1. If you weren’t a teacher, what else would you you be doing?

Museum curator