White Spotlight for April- Ms. Crystal Garvey
When did you decide to become a teacher?
I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. As a young child, I spent countless hours playing school with my dolls and my younger brother. I was always the teacher and they were always the students. Although I enjoyed playing school as a child, I knew I wanted to become a teacher after going into a third grade classroom while in college.
If you were not a teacher, what would you have done? And Why?
If I were not a teacher, I sometimes like to think I would have been a singer! I love music a lot and I love singing, especially country music. I would love to learn how to play the guitar, and although I have taken some lessons, I am still unable to play a song. I am hoping that with a lot more practice, I will soon be able to create and sing my own tune!
When not in school, what do you do for fun?
When I am not in school, I spend my time enjoying my two-year old daughter, Reagan. She keeps me very busy with tea parties, swim lessons, and outdoor fun! We spend most sunny days on our boat in Lake Hopatcong and in the summer, my family and I enjoy boating in Lake George, NY. I also truly enjoy decorating and repurposing and restoring furniture. This summer I am converting my barn into my personal workshop where I can create masterpieces! I am hoping to one day open my own business.
Do you have a pet? What kind and how many?
I have one cat named Bear, a goat, 5 chickens, and 5 pigs.
What place would you love to visit that you haven’t and why?
My dream vacation would be to visit Alaska. My father was stationed in Alaska while in the Army. Growing up I would listen attentively to the stories he would share with us. One of my favorite subjects he talked about were the Northern Lights. I have always wanted to see the Northern Lights from Alaska and camp under the stars. Hopefully, I will be able to do that one day!