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Sally Cleaver


Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

English, specifically New Zealand English...even after 20 years in New York I sometimes forget myself and say some pretty strange stuff!!

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?

A garden, I wish I could grow my own vegetables

Where did you go to college?

New Zealand

What was your favorite book in middle school?

 Any of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple Books.  She was a brave old woman who wasn't afraid of anyone, asked hard questions and solved crazy mysteries.  I loved Miss Marple.


What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

 It's cool to come back to teaching Middle Schoolers after 25 (!!) years teaching high school and elementary school but I am most excited to be catching up with the Hamilton Grange big kids who I taught when they were little kids!

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

Riding my bike long distances, hiking up mountains where no one is around and eating... I love love LOVE to eat.

What is your favorite quote?

 "If nothing else, music lets you know that you are not alone" -Joan Jett

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