GouldSPOTLIGHT: Aramy Cho

November 16, 2017

Name: Aramy Cho

High School: Indian Hills High School

College/Grad School: Cornell University

What are your roles at Gould?
Science teacher, road and mountain bike coach, advisor

Proudest Achievement: Working with young people outside. I hit the 10-year mark at Outward Bound last summer.

Last book I read: Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan Novels. I became slightly too attached to the characters and became upset when they were having a bad time, which is pretty much the entire four-book series. I still recommend it.

My soundtrack is: The original Terminator theme.

Movie I would recommend: Evil Dead 2

Favorite food: I am a free food fanatic. My favorite food group is the sandwich, followed by fats and oils.

One word that describes me: Immoderate. I tend to have an all-or-nothing approach to things.

Best advice I ever received: My friend Anita used to say, “If you’re bored, think more interesting thoughts.”

Why Gould?
Location, the freedom to create engaging class curricula, and skiing. The location is beautiful and it’s close to where I want to be – the Mount Washington Valley, the coast, Vermont. I have the flexibility to develop projects and to structure class in the way that I think will best interest students. This flexibility lets us go deep rather than broad. The winter schedule allows me to ski pretty much every day, as long as there’s snow. Fingers crossed.

What’s the last thing you crossed off your bucket list?
This idea has always been perplexing to me in that there is almost a consumeristic connotation to this phrase as if experiences can be collected. Most of the things I want to accomplish in my lifetime involve learning. Next up is unicycling.

What are your interests/hobbies? I only have one hobby at a time and right now it’s mountain biking.

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