Springville Junior High School has a couple of science teachers. Among them is Mrs. Lori Caras, who teaches seventh and ninth grade students at the junior high. She’s taught at SJHS for ten years, and she taught at Woodenville High School in Seattle for four years.
Mrs. Caras decided to teach because her father was a professor and as she was growing up, Mrs. Caras saw how he loved teaching. She would also see him grading papers, but besides that, she said it looked like fun. She chose to teach science because she loves it. She went on the explain, “Sometimes I think kids struggle, so I want to make it easier, and I want to make it fun.”
Besides teaching seventh grade life science and ninth grade Earth Systems, Mrs. Caras has also taught Biology, A.P. Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology. She says her favorite is Anataomy, Physiology and that she loves zoology, which is something she has a Master’s Degree in. “I thought I was going to be a vet when I was going up!” She said, explaining her love for Zoology. Mrs. Caras said she would like to teach for as long as she can; as long as she can stay an effective and enthusiastic teacher.
Jose Martinez,a ninth grade student at SJHS, said, “I like what I learn because the work is pretty easy. I like to learn about the Big Bang because it’s fun.” He says he likes the class because it’s fun and he has a lot of friends in the class. Jose likes the teacher because she's pretty relaxed, but when the stduents get too noisy and don’t do their work, Mrs. Caras hushes them up and tells them to do their work.
Shelby Mason, a ninth grade student of Mrs. Caras’s also likes the class, “I like this class because we learn about a lot of interesting stuff.”
Out of all the science teachers in the school, Mrs. Caras is probably amongst the favorite for her sense of humor and nice and enthusiastic attitude.