What Is Your Dream Job?

What Is Your Dream Job?

Lancer Messenger Staff

The Lancer Messenger staff interviewed many of the teachers and staff members here at Parker Middle School through email about what their dream job would be or what job they would have if they were not teaching here. Here are their responses:
Jane Howard interviewed Mrs. Santos, Miss Manzella, and Mrs. Zafiropoulos:

Mrs. Santos
I love my job teaching and working with kids. I am very involved with weather as well. I would have loved to become a meteorologist predicting the weather. I am a weather watcher for WJET-TV and send in my daily weather report from my Davis Vantage VUE weather station three times a day. Also, I measure snow for Cleveland NWS and report new snow that falls, as well as SOG (Snow on the Ground) and ST (Storm Event totals). I also am very interested in art. I wish I would have taken more art classes in college and listened to my inner voice. I enjoy pencil sketching and working with charcoal and pastels. I see a pottery wheel in my future someday soon.


Miss Manzella
I keep rereading your email day after day, week after week, and I try to figure out something else I’d rather do than teach but I can’t think of anything. I love my job. I love doing what I do. So I’m doing my dream job.





Mrs. Zafiropoulos
If I wasn’t a teacher, my dream job would be to be a travel photographer.







Morgan Cormier interviewed Mrs. Martin

Mrs. Martin
If I weren’t teaching art at JWPMS I would love to have any one of these jobs.: Gallery Curator for MOMA (Museum of Modern Art in New York) or Sports Nutritionist for professional athletes or Animal rights worker.




Cassia Myers interviewed Mrs. Massey

Mrs. Massey
I’ve always wanted to work for a publishing company and review novels for print. I think it would be exciting to live in New York City or Chicago and interact with authors. I guess my dream job would be working in a book store that has a coffee shop. If I could find a way to get paid to read books, drink coffee, and search Pinterest, I would be so very happy and content 🙂




Eva Kyanvash interviewed Mrs. Ferraro

Miss Ferraro
If I was not a teacher, I would love to be a traveling journalist! I would love to travel to different countries, observe different cultures, and write about the experiences I have.






Cole Montanye interviewed Mr. Laser

Mr. Laser
That’s a tough one, because being a social studies teacher was always my dream job! If I had to choose something else, I think it would be one of two things… Either a roadie for my favorite band, The Avett Brothers or a bench coach for a Major League Baseball team.





Kaedan Rist interviewed Mrs. Irwin

Mrs. Irwin
When I grow up, I want to be an engineer or an architect 🙂 But teaching is WAY more fun!





Abraham Schreiber interviewed Mrs. Johnson

Mrs. Johnson
If I were not working at Parker Middle School in the Life Skills Support Classroom, I would love to work at a store/shop that repurposed old furniture. I love taking old things and making them useable again





Hugh Wolcott interviewed Mr. Buto

Mr. Buto
If I was not working at the school, I would probably be an auto mechanic. I like working on cars. However, my dream job is to be a professional baseball player. Now that I am older, I would love to be a manager for a major league baseball team.





Sienna Griffith interviewed Mr. Marafine and Miss Shee

Mr. Marafine
If I was not teaching, I would say my dream job would be dealing with something where I was working outside. I would be working with wildlife and animals similar to what a conservation officer would do.





Miss Shee
I would love to be traveling around the world, making friends everywhere I go!







Quinn O’Lone interviewed Miss Enstrom, Mrs. LaRocca, and Mrs. Tuttle

Miss Enstrom
I would be an interior designer for homes






Mrs. LaRocca
My dream job right now would be to work from home so that I could spend more time with my baby, Penelope.






Mrs. Tuttle
I would be working for Special Olympics
But until I am able to do that, I REALLY love being a teacher.






Michael Lyle-Yucha interviewed Mrs. Edwards, Mrs Mischler, Mr. Triola, and Ms. Karns.

Mrs. Edwards
I actually already have my dream job – I LOVE all of my coworkers, and you crazy students as well! I work where people actually make a difference in others’ lives. I am touched by the genuine care and respect that the teachers and staff have for one another and our united effort to help all of you grow and become all that you can be! My next dream job? Work 3 days a week – 11-4 – get paid to travel the world and become a professional taster….or a cowgirl.




Mrs. Mischler
If I were not teaching or working in the school, my dream job would be to travel around the world and get paid for it!






Mr. Triola
This is pretty much my dream job. If I could no longer teach here at GM I would like to be teaching at some other school. My dream job would be teaching here at GM, 6th grade math… but no PSSA test to have prepare for.






Ms. Karns
My dream job was to be a PE teacher, but if I wasn’t a teacher IO think I would be a farmer or something dealing with the outdoors.






Mrs. Jay
If I wasn’t working here at the school, I would probably find a job where I could be outside the majority of the time. the seasons don’t bother me either, I just love being/working outside. My dream job has always been to work on the grounds crew for the Cleveland Indians professional baseball team.  It would combine my love for baseball/sports, the Indians, and being outside.





Mrs. Brozich
My dream job would be to own a really cool antique store with a coffee shop inside.






Ellyse Hoppe interviewed Mrs. Barbarini, Mr. Niezelski, Mrs. Lerch, and Mr. Whitfield

Mrs. Barbarini
If I wasn’t teaching, I would be renovating houses, and designing blue prints for new construction homes.






Mr. Niezelski
Having the wherewithal to play golf on the PGA Tour as an amateur and eventually winning the US Open.






Mrs. Lerch
While I can’t imagine not being a teacher, if I wasn’t working at GM, my dream job would be a tour guide, organizing group tours. It would be a dream to travel the world and get paid for it. Of course, I would love to be an author, too! (Writing a book is on my bucket list.) Who knows, maybe someday I will still do both! 🙂





Mr. Whitford
My dream job outside of being in education would be to be a meteorologist. When I was in middle school, I found a strong passion and love for weather. I used to track storms and report weather to the local television stations every day. I actually started college thinking I wanted to be a meteorologist on TV, but shortly realized that I needed to be in education instead. I still love big storms and watching them develop over the spring and summer!




Isabella Johnson interviewed Mr. Mattocks, Dr. Brown, and Mrs. Helsley

Mr. Mattocks
Cows, Cows, Cows.










Dr. Brown

If I could have my dream job, I would be a writer. I would wake up, make a nice cup of coffee…and write away all day long!!!






Mrs. Helsley
have always wanted to be a lawyer! I seriously considered the possibility. Of course, I realized that I would not get to work with great students like Parker students- and I said -forget it!