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Government teacher Guffey dislikes cartoons, wants to become pterodactyl

By Chase Stevens ’12

Ms. Kelly Guffey

Mr. Bradley’s question from December 2011 “Teacher’s Pet”: If you could be any kind of animal, what kind would you be and why?

I want to be a pterodactyl – a dinosaur bird. I want to be a bird, so I could fly around, but I don’t want to be a pigeon or anything.

What is your favorite musician/band?

Jurassic 5. They’re a good hip-hop group and they use instruments well.

What is your favorite color that is not on the color wheel? I.E. fuchsia, lavender, teal.

That’s a hard one. My favorite color is red, so I guess it would have to be crimson.

If you were stuck on a deserted island for the rest of your life and you could only bring three movies with you, which three would you bring?

“The Departed,” “Pulp Fiction” and “The Usual Suspects.”

What is your favorite thing about Brophy?

The students here make me laugh.

If you had to live in a foreign country, where would you live?

Prague, Czech Republic, because it’s beautiful and it has history.

What was your first car?

This is so embarrassing. I bought my first car for $400. It was a 1970’s Pontiac. It was a bright yellow color, like the color of a post-it note and it would only start when it was warm.

How does a student get an “A” in your class?

Working hard and studying.

Are there bribes involved?


What was your favorite cartoon as a child?

I never really liked cartoons. As a kid, I watched “The Cosby Show” and reruns of “The Brady Bunch.”

Are you completely fair to all your students, or do you have favorites that you give extra leniency to?

I definitely think I’m fair. I don’t give any extra leniency to any of my students.

Have you taught anywhere besides Brophy?

I did teach at Shadow Mountain and Scottsdale Christian Academy, but not full time.

Is Brophy your favorite?

Of course!

Pose a question for the next Teacher’s Pet.

Who is your favorite student and why?


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