Jasper: What is your job title at SVCS?
Connor: I am a teacher training academy intern at the school. I work with a different mentor teacher each trimester; I’m with Gary in the History department this fall, and Dana in the 5th grade classroom during the winter. I am also a residential advisor in the dorm where I work with the boarding students on a weekly basis.
J: Where are you from originally?
C: I was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota, which is a southwestern suburb of Minneapolis. Go Hornets!
J: What is your zodiac sign?
C: I had to double check this one but I am a Pisces.
J: What have you enjoyed about SVCS so far?
C: I’ve enjoyed getting to know and build relationships with students and faculty. It’s so rewarding to see that develop right in front of me on a daily basis and the outdoor trips have been incredibly beneficial in that regard as well. The school is, first and foremost, a community, where upper school students have the ability to interact with kids in the Elementary and Middle school. That intimate environment advances the greater purpose of a holistic education, where students and faculty can grow and learn in incredible ways. It’s so unique, which isn’t lost on me, and I feel really fortunate to be apart of this experience.
J: Favorite karaoke song?
C: Difficult to pick just one song. There are several that will stop me in my tracks if I hear it being played. My top two are Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen or Someone Like You by Adele. There are probably a few videos of me performing Bohemian Rhapsody floating around somewhere.
J: If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be and why?
C: Haha I’m sure if you asked those that played hockey with me they would say I’m a sieve, but I would say I’m the kitchen utensil holder, for several reasons. I’m someone who tends to take in a lot of things at once, sometimes I bite off more than I can chew, but I either find a place of use for these things, or find I don’t have the room and have to discard the least useful thing. The other reason I feel like I’m the holder is that I thrive on being organized and having a place for everything. The holder is out in the open and you don’t have to look far to find the tongs or measuring cups needed to complete a cooking task. I try to maintain that level of cohesiveness in my life as well. If I need something, I know where to look, which helps increase my efficiency and productivity. (Though I did lose my wallet a few weeks ago :/)
J: Favorite movie of all time?
C: The Godfather, so many iconic scenes and lines. I also love Michael’s transformation as a character throughout the course of the movie, from an innocent military vet to the head of one of the most powerful crime families in the country. It’s one of the few movies that I will refuse to watch unless it’s under the right circumstances because it deserves that much respect and attention.
J: What is your go-to TV show to binge?
C: If I’m going to binge a TV show I want it to be light enough to enjoy while at the same time having enough substance to keep me stimulated. My two choices are The Office, which was at its height when I was in high school, or, my guilty pleasure, Gilmore Girls. I enjoy all of the pop culture references and find Rory and Lorelei’s relationship to be endearing. Also team Jess.
J: Do you have any hidden talents?
C: I taught myself how to juggle and am proficient with 3 balls, anything more, though, and it’s a catastrophe.
Written by Jasper Mott ‘20