Jared Watson ’21

Q: What are the first words that come to mind when you think of Ms. Frank?


A: She’s the easiest person to talk to. She is probably one of the most understanding humans I’ve ever interacted with in my entire life. Whenever you walked into her room, you could literally just rant about anything that was going on. She just had that ability that no other teacher has to relate to you and to understand everything. 


Q: What is your favorite memory of Ms. Frank?


A: Latin was never my thing. It was never the subject that I really loved. I was going into my junior year taking Honors Latin, and I took regular Latin leading up to it. She made [Latin] become my favorite class […] even though it wasn’t my favorite subject. She made me look forward to coming into class everyday just so we could […] have our little one on one bantering conversations. That, I guess, is probably one of my favorite memories–just the small talk.


Q: What was your favorite story Ms. Frank told you about her life?


A: She told us this one story about her when she was growing up. She told a really funny story about how she lived on a farm and […] some random older dude proposed to her when she was a kid. And just the way she told it was so funny. She talked about how her mom reacted, and it was really funny. She was good at telling those stories.


Q: How do you feel she impacted your life?


A: Well, I mean, we had cancer at the same time. That was pretty cool. I don’t know how to explain it other than that. She was the only one who could really relate to me.


Q: Do you have anything else you’d like to share?


A: I only had her for one year, and […] I think a lot of these other kids who go on this Latin track become really close because there’s only so many people that take Latin. All those people become a family under her and […] that was a special gift that she had. I only had her for one year and I really felt like she has an ability to get close with all her students.