Let's play 20 Questions! This week's guest is Waldorf School of New Orleans Math Specialist Caroline Delaney. She took some time out of her busy schedule to play today so that we can get to know her a little better.
1. What three traits define you? (Disclaimer: Our Math Teacher can't count)
Integrity, courageousness, conscientiousness, generosity, perseverance 2. What is your personal philosophy?
Adventure more than you consume 3. What's one thing you couldn't live without?
My son's laughter 4. What are you reading these days?
Is it okay that for the last several months, I've been strictly confined to summer reading lists for various students I tutor and that I don't actually enjoy any of the books selected? 5. What is the best book you've ever read?
Where the Red Fern Grows and almost anything by Michael Crichton
6. Where is your favorite place to be?
Hiking / camping in wilderness / mountains 7. What is your favorite thing to do?
Watch my son play sports or play board / card games with him 8. What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
I was the first production assistant for the first 3 years of Voodoo fest (back when it was at Tad Gormley and Scout Island) working with artists demands and whatnot. Wyclef Jean requested swordfish!
9. What’s the coolest (or most important) trend you see today?
Reduction of plastics and concern for what goes into and onto our bodies as well as our earth 10. Choose: Beaches or Mountains and tell us why!
Mountains. Although I'm from this great city, I always yearn for that fresh air and change in altitude always lifts my attitude! Personally not a fan of sand at the beaches - It gets in / on everything!
11. What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime? Pass
12. You’re hosting a dinner party. Who are the 3 people, from present or past, who you would invite and why?
My maternal grandfather (we didn't get enough time together in this life) my father (my hero) and my son (my heart). Together, they make me whole. 13. What is your favorite food?
Strawberry Shortcake (even though it has been over a decade since I've been able to enjoy proper one due to allergies) 14. If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
Audit Trumps tax returns, ha! I've held various jobs in my life, and I would honestly have to say that teaching is the only job I'd really want to do. Perhaps getting a chance to teach in a foreign country, immersed in a different culture. 15. What's your best advice?
Always follow your passion 16. What would you most like to tell yourself at age 12?
If a person is not going to positively impact your life, do not allow them to negatively affect your day. You have the power within you to decide. 17. Whom do you admire most?
My father. He was always a superhero dad in my eyes. He adopted me at three and has always been at every important event in mine and my siblings' and son's lives. He somehow helped us all with homework and coached us all in pee-wee sports. He supports our unique passions even if they do not align with his own. You may not see the cape he wears, but I assure you, it is there! 18. What is your greatest fear?
Not so much a fear, but I do not handle loss (especially unanticipated) very well. My worst nightmares are always centered around a shocking loss and incite deep panic / anxiety
19. Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I can do a one-handed cartwheel with a full glass of water in the other hand and not spill a drop! 20. What is your favorite thing about working at WSNO?