As a first year teacher at McMahon, Oberacker learns something new every day. She sees teaching at McMahon as a great experience because growing up as a child, she has always wanted to teach high schoolers. Her very first year of teaching was at elementary school then after she taught at a middle school.
In high school, Oberacker was a very athletic student. She played soccer, basketball, and softball. When she graduated, she received a certificate for each.
Oberacker’s original plan for her future was to play basketball in a state school in New York. A knee injury changed her future. However, she saw it as an opportunity to pursue the teaching career she has always dreamt of. “If I had gone to college for basketball, I would not have gone to college for art,” says Oberacker.
As an art teacher, Oberacker’s inspiration comes from many things. She explains that she isn’t good at writing her feelings so she expresses herself through her artwork. “I don't think well with words. I think well with pictures so I like to express my feelings that way,” she says.
Alongside painting, Oberacker likes to travel. She has traveled across Europe for a month and also visited Australia. She experienced meeting new people and learning new cultures. “My traveling experience was fun so I look forward to visiting more countries,” she says.
Although it’s her first year, she has big plans. She plans on getting more involved at McMahon by starting up her own gay/straight alliance club. She hopes she can recover from her knee injury and coach basketball one day.
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