10 questions with science teacher Andrea Harms

A recurring teacher Q&A series with WSS Reporter Luke Krchak.

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Mohammed Hilal Al-Ani

Science teacher Andrea Harms smiles for a photo.

With nearly 100 teachers at West, how well do you actually know them as people? The WSS hopes to help familiarize you with teachers you see everyday by asking them the same 10 questions. If you have a request for an upcoming teacher or questions to ask, email your idea to [email protected]

Department: Science
Years teaching: 13 years
Years at West: 13 years

WSS: What did you want to be when you were younger?
AH: A dentist. I would play teacher as a little girl, but in high school and part of college, I wanted to be a dentist.

WSS: What were you like in high school?
AH: I tried to be an athlete, but I never played or joined sports, and I was not part of a group.

WSS: What was the craziest thing you did when in high school?
AH: I coached a third and fourth-grade girls basketball team.

WSS: What is your proudest accomplishment?
AH: Having my name on a research paper because people are able to learn from what I learned.

WSS: What do you think students love most about your class or teaching style?
AH: That we do a variety of activities.

WSS: What phrase do you overuse the most?
AH: Good Morning/Afternoon Biologists.

I went to Mexico on a school trip as a sophomore, me and my host sister missed the bus home, so we had to take the subway home”

— Andrea Harms, science teacher

WSS: What’s a hobby you have that might surprise students?
AH: Sewing [and] painting. I am not the best at drawing, but I still do paintings in my free time.

WSS: What is the last great movie you saw?
AH: “The Miracle Season,” because it was about West High, and “The Great Outdoors,” because it is a classic.

WSS: The most important question, is a hot dog a sandwich?
AH: I do not care. Yes.

WSS: Is there anything else you want our readers to know?
AH: I went to Mexico on a school trip as a sophomore, me and my host sister missed the bus home, so we had to take the subway home.