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In the Patriot Spotlight: Liz Kowalski

September 02, 2018

Each week a Clarkson High School student or Clarkson Public Schools staff member will be randomly selected to be "In the Patriot Spotlight." This week’s Patriot is Elizabeth (Liz) Kowalski. She has been married to Brandon Kowalski for a year and two months. Mrs. Kowalski is a first-year music teacher at Clarkson Public Schools. She attended Wayne State College for 5 years because that’s how long their music program is. Mrs. Kowalski is loving Clarkson so far because everyone is very welcoming and the kids and staff are just great to work with. She loves small schools.

Mrs. Kowalski has wanted to be a music teacher ever since she was in fifth grade because she had a great band teacher when she was in elementary. He influenced her to continue music into high school and helped her with all of her auditions. Her inspiration would be her band teacher because she wouldn’t be teaching music if it wasn’t for him.

Mrs. Kowalski’s favorite instrument to play is the flute because that was the first instrument she learned how to play. She continued to play it in high school. Her least favorite instrument to play is the tuba because the mouthpiece is too big for her small mouth, and she is so tiny that it hides her.

If Mrs. Kowalski wasn’t a music teacher then she would be a dance teacher because she started dance when she was three, and she did it for sixteen years. She really liked dance in high school. Now she loves watching her sisters dance just because she likes criticizing them when they are doing something wrong!

When Mrs. Kowalski has free time she likes to read, watch Netflix, or hang out with her puppy. Her puppy is a corgi red heeler mixed with an Australian shepherd. 
In high school, her favorite subject was math because her teacher made it really fun. If Mrs. Kowalski could go back in time, she would try to enjoy high school more because when she was in the moment, she just wanted to get out of there and go to college.

By Amber Novotny

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