Interviewing the Most Interesting Teacher


Zainab Mulla, Editor in Chief

Ms. Dershimer, the AP Art History and Humanities teacher, is very welcoming and has many intriguing stories of her travels all over the world. She has been teaching at this school for a very long time. She has made a very big contribution to the school with Art Appreciation Club and taking students on trips to other countries over spring break. Junior Molly Clemens said, “She’s really passionate about what she teaches and she’s enjoyable to be around.”


What is your favorite thing about LMHS?

“I love the camaraderie at this school and the social studies department.”

When did you know you wanted to be a teacher?

“I knew I wanted to be a teacher like my grandfather and I finally decided that teaching was the career for me in 10th grade.”

What motivates you to still want to be a teacher?

“My students and my subject matter still motivate me to be a teacher.”

What has been your most interesting lesson topic?

“In my humanities class I love our discussions on philosophy and the deep questions they answer and seeing all of those different perspectives.”

Have you taught at different schools?

“I have taught one semester at Lake Howell High School and one semester at Seminole High School.”

How long have you been teaching?

“I am finishing my 29th year of teaching at the end of this year.”

Would you ever teach another subject?

No, I’m where I want to be, but if I had to then I would teach World History. I have taught English for the first 16 years of my teaching career.”

What surprises you about teenagers nowadays?

“How promiscuous they are and how open everyone is when talking about sex.”