jan. 12, 2016
Six questions in 60 seconds is the district’s new web series in which we interview Liberty Central School District staff members. This month’s interview is with Kyle McGinn, a science teacher at Liberty Middle School.
1. What three traits define you?
Hardworking, kind and quiet.
2. What is your personal philosophy?
Lead by example. Whatever you want to see in others, show them and be an example of what your expectations look like. I never ask anything of my students that I wouldn’t be willing to do myself.
3. What would you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
Doing volunteer work for a year with the Student Conservation Association in the Adirondacks. It was fulfilling to give something back to the community. I worked alongside teachers during the winter months and taught environmental conservation and helped with trail maintenance, building bridges and lean-tos in the summer. It’s what made me decide to become a teacher.
4. Who are your biggest inspirations?
My parents – neither went to college but constantly worked and sacrificed to ensure that my brother and I would be afforded those opportunities and better ourselves.
5. What would you tell yourself at middle school age?
If you don’t understand something, don’t be a afraid to speak up and ask questions.
6. Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I help run a heavy metal blog in my spare time and have done so on and off since I was in college. I write numerous reviews, frequently conduct interviews with bands, and travel to concerts. It would be great to teach a class on all that I know in this area!