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Math Teacher Sam Bennett

New Faculty Profile: Sam Bennett

What are you teaching/working on at Prep?

Math; Alg 2/Trig, Alg 1

Where did you grow up?

Oakland, CA

What was the highlight of your summer?

Going to Greece with wife

How did you spend your time during quarantine?

Running, Learning German at North Seattle Community College (doesn’t remember much)

Who do you admire (famous or not famous)?

Grandma; doing things against the norm as a women–went to UC Berkeley, moved away from family to Seattle, model for United Airlines, pushed the boundary on what women were allowed to do in society

What was your first job?


Do you have any hidden talents?

Writing poems about potatoes

Are you a hand writer or a typer?

Hand writer

Where did you go to high school?

Boarding school in California

What career did you want to pursue in high school?

Teaching, specifically history

What preparation of potato are you?

French Fries

What is a skill that you wish you had?

Better cook

Thoughts on Tik Tok?

Doesn’t really get it; heard the algorithm is great, but doesn’t use it

If you were Oprah, what would you give out?

“You get a lacrosse stick?”

If you were a soccer mom, what snack would you bring?

Welch’s fruit gummies

Complete the sentence:

  • “I’d love to go back to…” -Croatia
  • “I have a phobia of…” -Spiders
  • “If I weren’t working at Prep, I’d be…” -at Seattle Natavity
  • “This year, I am excited for…” -the ability to be apart of a close knit community

What is a weird fact about you?

Writing poems about potatoes