Teacher’s Pet

Government teacher Guffey dislikes cartoons, wants to become pterodactyl
By Chase Stevens ’12 THE ROUNDUP 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.…
Teacher Kolb says roast beef sandwich is best at Luke’s of Chicago

By Jack Macias ’14

Ms. Mason’s question from the Oct. 2011 ‘Teacher’s Pet’: If you could go anywhere in the world for 15 minutes, where would you go, when and why?

I would probably go to Luke’s of Chicago; it’s at 6th Street and Indian School. I would go there to eat a wet roast beef sandwich, it’s an amazing thing if you have not yet partaken in one, you should very soon.

New math teacher, Mason, seeks interior designer

By Alex Stanley ’12

Mr. Broyles’ question from May 2011 “Teacher’s Pet”: What are your top three movies of all time and why?

One would have to be “The Princess Bride,” it is just a classic.

I first watched it at my grandparent’s house and didn’t really understand it. But my cousin told me it was the best movie ever, and I have liked it since then.

Broyles fan of Sonoran dog, the ‘heart attack on a bun’

Mr. Tim Broyles talks of ‘teacher heaven,’ snowball, water balloon fights

Mr. Nelson’s ’97 question from April’s “Teacher’s Pet:” What’s the best way to eat a dog? A hot dog that is.

Oh my God! What a great question!

A Sonoran Hotdog. It’s like a heart attack on a bun—but it’s so good.

Douglas dishes out wisdom on gladiator devices, home remodeling

Mr. Ron Douglas talks about music, joys of teaching

By Greg Goulder ’13

Where are you from?

I was born in Mesa and grew up in Tempe.

What music do you listen to?

I’m pretty broad in my music taste. Lately I’ve been listening to a little rockabilly with Chris Isaac. I’m all over the place.

In high school I was a musician, so I got into classical music and jazz.

What is your favorite website?

I go to the Daily Beast a lot and it’s a good all-around news website, and I’m pretty well known for visiting TED talks.

English teacher, Danforth, discusses the ‘Holy Trinity’ of music

By Alex Stanley ’12

Mr. Garner’s question from December’s “Teacher’s Pet”: Would you rather slide down a razor blade slide into a pool of alcohol, or drink a bucket of monkey snot, and why?

I would slide down into the pool of alcohol, so that then I could numb the pain.

Where were you born?

I was born in Worcester, Mass. My dad was in the Air Force, and we lived up and down the east coast.

And you went to Brophy?

Yes, eventually we moved to Phoenix. I got sick with arthritis and couldn’t walk, so we moved out to Arizona for the clean air and heat.

Within three months, I went from being in braces to walking.

Garner laments on backflips and drinking monkey snot

By Greg Goulder ’13

Have you considered a career in the circus?
I’ve never been in the circus.

Are you sure?
I have never been in the circus.

Where did you learn acrobatics?
I was never in the circus.

I sense something hidden there.
I was never in the circus.

Can I ask where you learned your back flips and handstands?
Not from the circus.

Damaso enlightens students to Fabio, German language

By Alex Stanley ’12

Mrs. Haycock’s Question from the October Teacher’s Pet: “If you could live anywhere in the world that you wanted to, where would it be?”
I’d like to alter the question premise to include the possibility of Quantum Leap-style time travel, by which I could “leap” from body to body throughout recorded—and unrecorded…ooh!—history. Or, if this is not possible, please permit me to split my time among NYC; Lake Como, Italy; and Reykjavik, Iceland because they contain Alan Alda, George Clooney and Björk respectively.

Where were you born?
I was born in George Washington University Hospital, probably six weeks apart from one of my good friends I met 2,000 miles away at Brophy Prep. His name is Dave Bianchi ’97.