Faculty Q & A: The truth from Guth

The Q+A- two students, two teachers, each month. This month we sat down with History teacher Ms. Guth

Avi Sholkoff

Staff Writer 

Common misconception about me:

That I’m short.

Movie you’ve seen most: 


One thing I can’t live without: 

A subscription to The Economist.

What you wanted to be at age 10: 

An Apollo astronaut or a nurse.

Student pet peeve: 

“Does spelling count?”  (If I say yes, will it help the student to spell the word?)


Organizing items into aesthetically-pleasing piles.

Favorite thing about being a teacher:

Same answer as “hobby.”

Favorite class you’ve taught at Milken: 

AP US History.

Funniest English word: 


Most purchased item in Student Store:

I only have made two purchases, and no trend emerged.

Favorite Milken Trend:

Drought-resistant landscaping on the top floor.

Where do you sit at lunch: 

At the tables near the Social Studies Office, besieged by bees.

What historical figure do you identify most with: 

Queen Elizabeth I.

Most visited website:


Your favorite type of weather: 

San Francisco Bay Area.

If you had to leave America, where would you go: 


Favorite cancelled-too-soon TV show: 


Funniest teaching moment:

When Ben Zimmermann jumped out of a cabinet twenty minutes into class when I was substituting for Mr. Bloom in AP Psychology, although it didn’t seem that funny at the time.