New Staff: Ms. Kelly Cullen, Science

A new way of getting to know our staff


Ms. Cullen

Ms. Cullen takes a selfie

Micah Wengler, News writer

We take pride in our staff, and now we get to know them with their “last ten.”

editor’s note: We spent time with Ms. Cullen last week. Here’s what we learned about her.

What was the last restaurant you visited? “Plank Road Pizza.”

  • What kind of pizza did you get? “Pepperoni.”
  • Is that what you usually get? “No, I like all kinds, but that just sounded good that day.”
  • Did you go with anyone? “I went with my sister.”
  • How old is your sister? “22.”
  • Are you close? “Yeah.”
  • Do you go out for pizza a lot? “Pizza is one of my favorite food groups, yeah.”

What was the last movie or TV show you watched? “‘Criminal Mind’s on Netflix.”

  • Do you watch that a lot? “I’m on a binge right now, it’s the only thing I’m watching. I don’t have cable, so.”
  • So are you a big fan? “Yeah.”
  • What season are you on? “Three.”
  • How many seasons are there in total? “Ten, I think.”
  • Who is your favorite character? “I like Derek Morgan.”
  • Why is that? “Because he’s attractive.”

What was the last thing that you ate? “A Luna Bar.”

  • What is a Luna Bar? “It’s like a little protein bar. It was blueberry.”
  • Do you usually have those for breakfast? “Yep.”

What was the last thing that you did at your former job? “I was a teacher at my former job.”

  • What did you teach? “Biology.”
  • Where was that at? “It was in Elsberry, Missouri. A really small town up North.”
  • Was that your first job teaching? “Yes.”
  • Did you student teach anywhere? “I student taught at Francis Howell Central.”
  • How long did you do that for? “I student taught for a semester, and then I taught in Elsberry for two years.”
  • Do you still teach biology now? “Yes.”
  • Do you teach anything else? “Nope, I teach regular biology and then honors biology.”

Who was the last person you shared a phone call with? “My mom.”

  • What did you talk about? “Apple picking.”
  • Are you going apple picking any time soon? “I was supposed to go yesterday, so we’re replanning that.”
  • Why didn’t you go? “Things came up. My parents are moving, so they were trying to get all of that ready.”

Who was the last person that you hugged? “My dog, this morning.”

  • What kind of dog do you have? “I have a pit bull.”
  • What is his name? “Rigs.”
  • Did you name him? “No, he was already named when we got him, so we just kept it because I liked it.”
  • How long have you had him for? “I’ve had him for a year and a half.”
  • Did you get him from a shelter? “We rescued him from a pit bull rescue.”

What was the last store that you went to? “Shop ‘n Save.”

  • For groceries? “Yeah. I’m exhilarating, aren’t I.”
  • Is Shop ‘n Save your favorite grocery store? “Yeah, I can get a lot for my money!”

What was the last soda you drank? “Diet Dr. Pepper.”

  • Is that your usual? “That’s the only soda I drink.”

What is the last out of state place you visited? “Jamaica.”

  • For vacation? “Yeah.”
  • Who did you go on vacation with? “My boyfriend.”
  • How long have you guys been dating? “Three years.”
  • What did you do in Jamaica? “I read three books and I went cliff jumping and I relaxed. And snorkeling! I went snorkeling.”
  • What was your favorite part? “Cliff diving.”
  • Why was cliff diving your favorite? “It’s just fun, something you don’t get to do every day.”
  • Do you travel out of the country a lot? “I’ve been out of the country twice. I’ve been to Australia and then Jamaica.”
  • Were they both vacations? “Yep. My friend lived in Australia for a while so I went to go visit her when she lived over there.”

Who was the last person you communicated with over social media? “It’s been so long. I don’t even know, to be honest with you. I just kind of look at it. I don’t communicate a whole bunch through it.”