~Ms. Hertz Interview~
Who has been the biggest influence on your life?- “I say as I raised my own son, because I have a son at home I learned more and more about the impact that it had on my life and the types of opportunities that they gave me, support they gave me, and the amount of freedom they gave me as a child and I’m seeing that because my parents let me be who I wanted, they didn’t force me to do anything really that I didn’t want to do and gave me opportunities to pursue my dreams and passions. They really helped me become who I wanted to become today”.
What is your earliest childhood memory?- “I don’t know if this was my earliest childhood memory but, one memory that I had was when I was very young and is not necessarily a good one, my mom is diabetic, so when I was very little she had a very low blood sugar and got very sick. Me and my brother was home alone with her and I remember I could barely reach the top of the oven so I had to go in the refrigerator to pour her some juice. So it sticks in your brain and is hard to forget”.
Did you ever picture yourself in the position that you are now?- “ Not really because when I was your age or around college I maybe had an idea that I wanted to be a teacher, but I never would’ve guessed I would be teaching technology. Maybe art but I would of never guessed what I would be doing now.”
- What made you get into more technology?- “ When I was at my very first school here in Philadelphia, I was made the computer lab teacher because I was the only one who knew how to work computers, I was scared at first but then found out I really liked it”.
- What is your earliest childhood memory?- “My earliest childhood memory was when I was around 5 or 6, me and I use to live with my family like my cousins,uncles, or whatever. And um it was on Christmas eve night and my uncle told us to go upstairs, like my cousins and my siblings and we all did and he called us down a half an hour later and um when we went downstairs we saw a bunch of presents underneath the Christmas tree and I thought that was a good memory".
- Who is your biggest influence?- “ My biggest influence would be my mother because I feel like she's been through alot these past 10 years. My sister was born disabled so I feel like she was struggling but she helped my sister and you know I just feel like she's a strong woman".
- Where do you picture yourself in 10 years?- "This also a hard question! I'm.not sure, I don't know. I don't even know what I wanna be when I get older but I know that I'm gonna have a car and house and hopefully a pet and a job. But I don't know".