Getting to Know Ms. Carlucci

Picture of Ms.Carlucci, a Environment Science, Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology teacher

Picture of Ms.Carlucci, a Environment Science, Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology teacher

Jasmine Ramos, Staff Writer

I was given the opportunity to interview Carlee Carlucci, a teacher who teaches Biology, Environmental Science, and Anatomy and Physiology in room 165. So far, Ms.Carlucci has been a teacher for about 4 months now. Although she is a new teacher, the way she teaches is easy to understand and relatable. Her strengths as a teacher are being able to help a student focus and do their work as well as being able to connect to today’s events to her teachings. Meaning, having today’s natural disasters, like Australia’s wildfires, adding it to the topic she is teaching. For Ms. Carlucci, some challenges of teaching are not being able to help a student or not being able to get through to a student to do their work.

She explained that when she was younger, she always loved science, that’s why she, at one point, she wanted to become a doctor, but as she was growing up, she started to realize that being a doctor isn’t really what she wanted to be. She figured out that being a teacher is what she wanted to be. She wanted to become a teacher because she noticed that she’s always been teaching people to feel more passionate about it. Ms. Carlucci really wants to inspire the future generation to love science as much as her and she wants to help new generations to become successful adults and informed them about the world around us. One of the things Ms. Carlucci had to do was go to a program where she had to teach a class for a couple of months. The program was for 6 months where she had classes in a normal classroom. She did student teaching in another school where she had to observe a teacher teaching students in a classroom and they slowly switch roles where she had to teach the class full time while being observed. 

After being a teacher, Ms. Carlucci says her favorite part of teaching, “…is the students, you guys.” For teens who would want to grow up and be a teacher, some advice Ms. Carlucci gave was, “It’s hard but very rewarding in the end.” One simple and final question I asked Ms. Carlucci was “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” and she answered, “Still teaching science at Renton High School.”