By Ben Webber ’22
Laura Steinmetz joined the history department this year and is teaching seventh grade U.S. History and Government and eighth grade World Civilizations. Before coming to the Middle School, Steinmetz taught many different history classes for students between sixth and 12th grade at both Westchester Secondary Charter School and Student Empowerment Academy. This is her fifth year teaching.
Steinmetz spoke of why she loves history.
“I love the subject, and I love teaching so it just blends two of my passions together into the perfect career,” Steinmetz said.
Steinmetz grew up in Los Angeles. She said her favorite subject besides history is English, and her favorite time period is Ancient Rome. Steinmetz said without a doubt that her favorite president is Theodore Roosevelt.
Steinmetz’s colleagues said they enjoy working with her, and they enjoy being with her in the History office.
“She is a great colleague, she is fun to be around, and I am so glad she is working with me,” history teacher John Corsello said.
Students seem to really enjoy having Steinmetz as their teacher, as well.
“Mrs. Steinmetz is a very enthusiastic teacher. She is great at teaching and lecturing,” Julian Andreone ’22 said.