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Welcoming Ms. Plunkett, Barrack's New Math Teacher, to Our Kehillah

Ariel Shavit

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Ms. Plunkett is a recent addition to Barracks math department. She is an incredible and knowledgeable teacher, with a deep love and passion for Calculus. Below are her answers to a couple of questions that I asked her…


Where did you grow up and go to school?

Ms. Plunkett grew up in Philly and is a product of the Philadelphia public school system. In fact, she went to the School for Engineering and Science (now called Carver High School for Engineering and Science). She finished in 3 years!


How long have you been teaching? 

Ms. Plunkett has been teaching for 31 years. 


How do you like Barrack so far? 

Ms. Plunkett loves Barrack! She feels so lucky to be here.


What has your favorite part of Barrack been or what are you looking forward to? 

Ms. Plunkett’s favorite part of Barrack is working with the kids. The close second is the math department!


What’s your favorite movie  

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is one of Ms. P's favorite movies. She would borrow the series from her local branch of the Cape May Library System and binge-watch them with her kids when they went to the shore.


How do you spend your free time?

Ms. Plunkett loves to read and she is a dog grandmom! She also loves the beach! 


Do you have any fun facts about yourself or hidden talents!?

Her SATs were higher in verbal than math. She is intuitive and just gets things about people. She also loves classic rock guitar, though her talent is in her ear. She loves flowers and also goes bird watching.


What is one important piece of advice you tell all of your students?

Don’t say yes when actually mean no and also, wash your hands! 

With Barrack, the empowerment of the students actually works. She admires and respects the values that are held and the degree to which students carry them out. We are so excited to welcome Ms. Plunkett to the Barrack Kehilla! 

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