New Teacher Interview with Nova Net Instructor

Taylor Gilmore

Miss Drake poses for a picture in the media center.

What do you do here?

I am setting up and teaching faculty and students how to use the new program Nova net and assisting students online using it.

What is Nova net?

Nova net is an online program for students and teachers. It allows students who fail classes for whatever reason, or students who are absent for long periods of time to take the classes online and rebuild credits for graduation. The program can also be used for MCAS and extracurricular activities.

Where did you go to college?

Springfield College, to become a physical education teacher

Where did you work before coming to Walpole High?

Last year I worked at King Philip in the special education department

If you were stuck on a deserted island and you could only bring three things, what would you bring?

Music, a game of some sort-maybe cards, and a beach towel

What is the most interesting thing you’ve ever done?

I’ve traveled cross country twice and been to all the states except Alaska and Hawaii.

What is the most boring thing you’ve ever done?

A math course I took in college was so boring. It wasn’t even numbers. I had a monotone teacher and everything.

What actress would play you in a movie about your life?

A younger Jennifer Aniston

What is your ideal vacation?

North Carolina, the outer banks

What is your all-time favorite movie?

I couldn’t pick just one

What is your favorite band?


What is your favorite candy?

Any kind of sour-gummy

What is your favorite store?


What is your favorite mystical creature?


What is your favorite TV show?


What is your favorite website?

The Onion. It’s a San Francisco newspaper, completely online, with funny clips and real news.

Who is your favorite character in a book or movie? Why?

Lance Armstrong because his life is amazing, cancer just made him win and the book was phenomenal.

What was your favorite subject in high school?

Phys. Ed.

19. What is your astrological sign?


20. What do you like to do outside of school?

play field hockey, go out with friends, go to shows and concerts

21. McDonalds or Burger King?


22. Look deep inside yourself, when confronted with the true dilemna of which condiment to use, do you reach for the ketchup or mustard?


23. Harry Potter or Twilight?

Harry Potter

24. Mac or PC?


25. Orange or Grape soda?


26. Vampire or Warewolf?

So Team Edward or Team Jacob? Warewolf.

27. What is your favorite word?


28. Batman or Superman?


29. Dog or cat?