English teacher Justice Broker will be leaving Black River Falls High School next year and moving to the Amery High School. Both Broker and her students have mixed feelings about this decision.
Sophomore Ryan Guenther has had Broker for English 10. He is excited for Broker and the new opportunities she has.
“I am glad that she gets to try something new, but I’m going to miss her a lot,“ said Guenther.
Broker is moving to Amery for a few reasons, but the biggest reason is that she will be closer to her hometown.
“I am excited that I will only be 15 minutes away from my little brother. He will no longer cry whenever I leave after a weekend visit.”
Broker is respected by her students for her plethora of teaching methods. Senior Shawnna Clark has had Broker as her adviser the past two years and as a teacher for AP English. She enjoys having Broker as a teacher.
“She understands her students, she takes time get to know us, and you can tell that she really cares for us.”
Despite Broker’s caring personality, she is not afraid to dish out a little bit of “tough love.”
“She doesn’t baby us, which I appreciate a lot. It helps us become better students,” said Clark.
Broker is not only a favorite by some for her teaching styles, but also the atmosphere of her classroom.
“I love coming into her room in the mornings. My friends go in there, and we all talk and hangout. It’s really relaxing and a great way to start my day,” said Guenther.
Other students appreciate Mrs. Broker and her classroom for a more serious environment.
“I come to her room whenever I need someplace to go to try and relax or if I need someone to vent to. I know I can always go to her room and talk to her,” said Clark.
Broker, although excited for this new opportunity, is also sad to be leaving.
“I am going to miss the students the most, I truly care about all of them. And I will miss my amazing mentor Lobi Wan Kenobi, he truly is a Jedi Master. Also Mr. Rykken, his wisdom, and his encouragement, he always says it will get better.”
Broker will be missed by many students, and she will also miss all of her students.
“It’s bittersweet. It will be good because it is a change, but is sad at the same time.”