Tea Time with Lorena Caulfield

 Lorena Caulfield, sports medicine teacher here at NPHS, recently won the teacher of the month award from the CVUSD. She is known to be a passionate teacher who is eager to help students grow, with CVUSD stating that she “makes an immeasurable impact each, and every day.” This award allowed her hard work over the course of her teaching career to be recognized.

1. What is your favorite part of teaching?

“My favorite thing about teaching is I really enjoy seeing kids get excited to learn about things and finding their way. I really love seeing kids find their way.”

2. What would be your dream day off?

“On a lake paddleboarding, fishing, water-skiing, just being on a lake.”

3. If you could do anything, what would you do?

“Live on a lake. Career wise I often thought that had I known about orthopedic tech, I would’ve done that, where I could’ve helped put casts on people or help in surgeries. Also, becoming a registered dietician.”

4. What’s your favorite food?

“Chocolate chip cookies.”

5. What is one of your guilty pleasures?

“Chocolate chip cookies.”

6. How did it feel to be recognized as the teacher of the month for cvusd?

“It felt like winning a SAG award. That’s the only thing I can think of. To earn that honor, you’re nominated by your colleagues, and so it still was very humbling and emotional. It’s an honor to be given that because most of us don’t have this job because we’re trying to earn awards, we’re doing this because somehow or other we found this passion and we’re here just to, I don’t wanna be cliche and say ‘mold the youth’ but it’s just so neat to see. I was just writing letters of recommendation, and it’s just so fun to talk about the students that you get to know, and that sort of thing. It was just so humbling, I can’t believe that my colleagues felt that I was worthy of that honor.”

7. You’ve taught a lot of classes, what has been your favorite class to teach?

“Sports medicine because I’m a certified athletic trainer so to be able to teach kids about my passion is very lucky and fortunate.”

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