11 questions with Landmark's newest teacher Chelsey Ortega

Submitted by Carrie.pingel on Mon, 10/18/2021 - 12:46
Chelsey Ortega teaches class.
Chelsey teaches history class
Chelsey's class is learning about the wars, and what went down in that time.
Students prepare to take notes in Chelsey's class
Chelsey helps students understand the principles of just war
Chelsey Ortega teaches class

Levi Savage recently interviewed social studies teacher Chelsey Ortega. Excerpts from their conversation can be found here:

  1. Tell me about your family... I have been married for 11 years. My husband is a computer programmer. We have 3 children, ages 8, 6, and 3. One boy and two girls. My husband is Hispanic, so my children are biracial. 
  2. Can you do any cool tricks? Unique skills? I have ten years of ballroom dance experience. I just finished writing my first book, and am hoping to get it published soon. 
  3. What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? Any cheesecake flavor, especially raspberry cheesecake ice cream.
  4. Where did you graduate from high school? College? Provo High School. BYU.
  5. Who was your favorite teacher in school? Why? My English teacher in high school, Mr. Ricci. He cared about everyone. He lent me a book to read that he thought I would like. That book influenced me to choose to be a history teacher!
  6. What do you do on the weekends? I work in my garden, clean my house, and spend time with my family.
  7. What is your favorite hobby? Reading
  8. Did you go to dances in school? Do you have any dance pics you'd like to share? Yes, I did. I don’t have any digital copies though. They are all printed. I’ll have to see what I can find. 
  9. Favorite movie? TV Show? My favorite movie is Fiddler on the Roof. My favorite TV show is Law and Order SVU.
  10. Least favorite food? Most favorite cuisine? My least favorite food is peas! My favorite cuisine is Italian. 
  11. Tell me about the most memorable thing you have experienced at Landmark so far... My most memorable thing at Landmark so far was actually the hiring process. I applied on a Wednesday, interviewed on Friday, was hired on Monday, and started my first day on Tuesday!  Since I was hired between mini terms, I had to get ready at lightning speed. I have been so impressed with how patient all of my students have been as I have slowly organized my classroom and got the lessons up to speed. You all rock!


Levi Savage