Paul Dombrowski

  1. Name:

Paul Dombrowski

  1. Position/Building

Stebbins Chemistry/Physical Science Teacher

 

  1. Where are you from?

Cincinnati, OH

 

  1. Family/Kids/Pets:

Family of two: My wife and I

 

  1. What is your educational background/College/Degree? 

BS Chemistry from WSU, MA Education from WSU

 

  1. What are you currently reading for enjoyment?

I just finished “I’ll Give You the Sun”

 

  1. What do you want to be doing in five years?

Teaching

 

  1. What interests do you pursue outside of the classroom?

Video Games, music, and traveling

 

  1. To what teams and/or clubs did you belong as a student?

I played Baseball and was on Academic team.  I was also in Key Club and Recycling Club

 

  1. When did you decide to become a teacher, and why did you choose this field?

High School solidified my interest in teaching, science is just the most interesting to me

 

  1. What personal strengths do you find especially helpful in your teaching?
    I am very empathetic, and feel like I am very good at putting myself in someone else’s shoes

 

  1. What is your favorite subject to teach? Why?

Chemistry, because it is superior #ChemSnob

 

  1. What is your least favorite subject?

Social Studies/Government

 

  1. What do you like most about teaching as a career?

The impact we have as students and watching them grow into human beings

 

  1. What is the most difficult aspect of teaching today?

Helping students overcome outside school trauma/challenges

 

  1. What could a visitor to your class expect to see?

Respect in all directions

 

  1. Who was your favorite teacher and why?

My science teacher Mr. Souders.  He ran Science Club, and led us on trips down to the Smokey Mountains

 

  1. What is your favorite local restaurant?

Arthur’s

 

  1. What is one goal that you plan to accomplish during your adult lifetime?

Traveling with my wife to all 50 states

 

  1. Who is your hero?
    The Doctor

 

  1. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Northern California

 

  1. What did you want to be when you were small?

An astronaut

 

  1. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Étouffée

 

  1. What are your hobbies?   

Gaming

 

  1. If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?

Super speed or control over time

 

  1. What's your favorite zoo animal?

Whatever I’m not allergic to

 

  1. What's your favorite fast food chain?

Subway

 

  1. What was your first job?

McDonald’s

 

  1. What do you like to do in your spare time?

Play video games