By: Alisen Hazeltine
Here at Eisenhower High School, there are many great teachers in every department. To better know our staff, The Squire has continually sat down and interviewed numerous teachers. This week we decided to ask Mrs. Ludwig, the 10th and 12th grade English teacher, a few questions to learn more in depth information about her life.
The Squire: Have you always excelled in language arts?
Mrs. Ludwig: Yes, as you can imagine I was very popular in the lunchroom. I was always explaining to everyone else what was going on. But, I can say that I never did anyone else’s homework.
TS: Did you always want to become a teacher or did you have other careers in mind?
ML: Yes, I always did want to become a teacher. It took me awhile to get here but it was always the plan.
TS: What do you enjoy doing outside of school?
ML: I spend a lot of time exercising, I like to be outside, and in the summer you can probably find me in the shade curled up with a book. Yes, you can put in quotations, “nerd.”
TS: Where do you dream of traveling to?
ML: Greece, Italy, and I need to go on a Mediterranean cruise someday.
TS: What is one of your earliest childhood memories?
ML: Honestly, the earliest thing I can remember is my mom putting me down for a nap and I put my clothes on top of my PJ’s. I can even remember details all the way down to that ugly dandelion wallpaper we had on the walls. It’s funny how I can remember that but I show up at the grocery store nowadays and ask, “Why am I here again?”
TS: In high school, in what activities did you participate?
ML: I played softball and back then we spent a lot of time roller skating at the roller rink.
TS: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
ML: Super human strength, that way I could do far more things in a fraction of the time.
TS: What is your favorite food?
ML: I love anything raspberry, and chocolate, so if you can combine the two then I’m in.
TS: What is your favorite color?
ML: I would say green, although I don’t wear as much of it as I used to.
TS: What is your favorite kind of music?
ML: I really will listen to just about everything. If you look at my iPod it has songs from classical to country to pop. It all depends on the mood I’m in. If you walk into my classroom and I’m listening to classical, then that’s a sign that it’s been a very stressful day.
The Squire would like to thank Mrs. Ludwig for taking the time to answer our questions. Now, we have more insight into the life of one of Eisenhower’s great educators. If you see her in the halls, make sure to stop and say hello!