Interview with New English Teacher

Interview with New English Teacher

Ms. Stribling, Advisor

Trish Navaratnasingam, a new teacher who will primarily be teaching English 9 , was interviewed on August 12, 2020.

Why you choose to work at NVMI

There were 2 reasons I chose to work at NVMI. The first was out of a desire to support Dr. Ryan’s mission to create a school that promotes excellence and leadership among students within a military framework that can build camaraderie among young people and faculty members. That makes NVMI unique! The second reason I chose to work here is because of my Dad who was a proud veteran of the United States Army, 82nd ABN Ranger. My Dad passed away two years ago, but I know he would want me to help NVMI to succeed in its mission and help young people see the value of education and use it as a pathway to their dreams.

What’s your favorite sport? Favorite team?

I didn’t become a “sports fan” until I married my husband who watches ALL sports! I have learned to appreciate ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentaries. I like watching the NFL and NBA drafts every year; I learned to appreciate the Premier Soccer League because my husband grew up in England and used to attend Manchester United games with his Dad and brother.

What are your Hobbies:

I read a lot; I feel like there is always something that needs to be investigated or researched. I like trying new recipes in my kitchen. I don’t really have a true hobby. I enjoy spending time at the beach with my husband and kids.

Tell us about your family.


What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I think you might be surprised how much I like singing in my car on my way to work!! Thanks to my Dad, I learned how to appreciate all kinds of music so I just love getting my heart beating with great music as I drive to work. And if you are wondering, no, I can’t carry a tune in a paper sack but I love singing anyway 😉 I also make really good chocolate chip cookies!

What food would you not want to live without?

I think it would be really hard to live without Italian food. I love pastas, risotto, and gnocchi. I have learned to appreciate Sri Lankan food–it can be super spicy!