Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Dalton 

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Mrs. Dalton is the Marketing teacher and Cheer Coach here at SDHS. We were able to sit down and get to know her better! Read below to find out her favorite hobbies and how she raises money for an important cause!

Q: What are your hobbies and favorite outside of school activities?

A: “…so my husband and I just bought a camper, we’re going to take up camping…I like to go outside, I like to read, I like to spend time with my friends and people that bring me happiness.”

Q: How is this year’s cheer season going?

A: “So far this year it’s going really good! We just started Football season so we are in the swing of that, so now we can focus on competition season. We’re really hoping to travel to compete this year, but we know with COVID that might not happen, but we’re still going to compete virtually…we’re going back to Nationals this year, and hopefully we bring home a first place trophy!”

Q: What life lesson do you hope to teach your students?

A: “…how to be responsible, how to be respectful, but then also that there’s so much more to life than just the little things. Have fun. Enjoy it, but also work hard and do your best.”

Q: What made you decide to become a teacher? 

A:“I wrote a paper in ninth grade, and someone asked me ‘what do you wanna do’, and I said ‘whenever I grow up I’d love to be a teacher and coach cheerleading at Soddy Daisy High School … After exploring the business world for a year after undergraduate graduation from college, I thought ‘no, I think teaching is for me’ because I had been back in the school setting helping with different things. So, I went ahead and got my teaching degree”

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about the fundraisers for your son?

A: “Brooks, my son, was born with cystic fibrosis. This is a rare genetic disease that causes genes to mutate and create sticky mucus all throughout the organs of the body, mainly the lungs and digestive tract. There is no cure…This July we held a fishing tournament called ‘Bassin’ for Brooks’ to raise money and give back to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation…We raised $14,448.82…We plan to make this an annual event.”

Thank you so much Mrs. Dalton for the amazing interview and good luck this season! You can find Mrs. Dalton in room 113 by the Library, in the Commons.

Written by: Kaylee Potter and Clayton Williams

Interviewer: Audrey Espositio