Brianna and Jessica:How long have you been teaching?
Mrs. Mateling: I've been teaching for about 32 years.
Brianna and Jessica: What made you become a teacher?
Mrs. Mateling: The urge to help students to do something with their life.
Brianna and Jessica: Did you always want to be a teacher? If not what did you want to be?
Mrs.Mateling: No, I wanted to become a Social Worker. But soon realized, teaching was my real goal.
Brianna and Jessica: Do you ever think about retiring from your profession? Why?
Mrs. Mateling: Yes, because I feel that teachers get very little pay and respect.
Brianna and Jessica: Did you enjoy teaching at the middle school? Why or why not?
Mrs.Mateling: It was a very weird and dangerous experience.
Brianna and Jessica: What do you like about J.H. House?
Mrs.Mateling: The students are well behaved and our principal is very sincere and caring.
Brianna and Jessica: How do you control your anger towards kids?
Mrs. Mateling: I just take a deep breath and ask the LORD to help me, or I just make a joke.
Brianna and Jessica: Do you have any extra activities?
Mrs.Mateling: Yes, my whole life doesn't revolve around teaching.
Brianna and Jessica: What are your activities?
Mrs.Mateling: Being a mom and going to GOLDEN CORRAL. "local eating place"
Brianna and Jessica: How do you keep a positive attitude?
Mrs.Mateling: By always believing that there is a good side to everybody!
Brianna and Jessica: Any last words?
Mrs.Mateling: Don't become a teacher. We hardly get any money and children don't respect us. " I'm just kidding!'