Staff Interview: Mr. Tomschin 6th Grade Social Studies


Patricia P., Staff Writer

Why do you like teaching?  

 I like teaching to pass down history to students and to teach how important cividuty is. 

  How long have you been a teacher? 

 I have been teaching for 20 years. 

How many years have you been working at Irving middle school? 

 I have been teaching at Irving middle school since 2014. 

What time in history do you like best? 

 My favorite period of history is Ancient Egypt because we are just skimming the surface of how advanced that civilization was. 

Do you have a Sister or Brother?  

I have a younger brother. 

Do you like to go on a vacation with your family? 

 I like to take vacations with my family. We love going to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. 

Do you like ice cream?   If yes, what is your favorite flavor?  

I love coffee flavored ice cream, especially espresso flavored. 

Do you hate Pork? 

 I don’t eat animals because of religious beliefs. I’m a vegetarian. I don’t drink milk because I’m not a baby cow. 

When you’re not teaching what do you do for fun? 

I love to collect toys. Old toys from my childhood in the 1970’s. Like the Welcome Back Kotter action figures, I have. They bring back fond memories. I also love ghost, the supernatural, and NASCAR racing. 

Do you have pets?  If you do what kind? 

 don’t have any pets because my wife is allergic to animal dander.