Behind the Teacher: James Hunt

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Name: James Hunt

Nickname: If my kids are really in a mood, they call me father because they know I don't like it.

If you were given $200 that you had to spend on yourself, what would you buy? A pair of tennis shoes and Mr. Sketch markers.

Think about yourself at the age you are currently teaching. How would you describe yourself at that age? In 6th grade, I was a quiet, quirky people-pleaser.

Favorite self-care routine? I love to travel and have new experiences with my wife and two kids.

Favorite gift to give a fellow teacher... I'm HORRIBLE at gift-giving.

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What is your favorite part of your classroom? My whiteboard - I lack so many organizational skills, so when I look at my whiteboard and I see one thing that's organized, I feel like there's still hope.

Do you remember your dreams when you wake up in the morning? For a split second, yes. Other than that my memory about anything is horrible.

Your own parents would say you are... driven and ambitious.

Name 3 articles of clothing you wear the most: wedding ring, Sanuks, glasses

Favorite health product: Anything that requires little to no maintenance. My attention span can't handle routines.

Favorite grading pens: Highlighters? That's probably a little weird, but I can't live without grading in highlighter.

3 snacks you couldn't live without: Any kind of chips, peanut butter m&ms, and popcorn

If you could plan the perfect birthday meal for yourself, what would it be? Sushi, hot wings, and ice cream.

When you go to Starbucks, you order... that's tough because it really just depends on which picture looks good to me that day.

If you weren't a teacher, you would be... working in forensics and crime scenes. I'm obsessed.

People would be surprised to know... I sang in the streets of Las Vegas for tips while on vacation.

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Carrie Conover