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The May Staff Member of the Month is Mrs. Quatrano, Family and Consumer Science teacher in the C.T.E. Department! Mrs. Quatrano has been teaching for 18 years now; she has been teaching at WHS for the past 4 years, and previously taught at Swift Middle School for 14 years. She teaches Foods and Baking and Pastry Arts here at WHS. Something that she’s loved about coming to teach here at WHS is, “The level of maturity and creativity that the students are able to display in the kitchen.” She finds that teaching in a high school atmosphere is a great place to work. Over the years, she’s taught most of the basic cooking and baking skills at the middle school, but at the high school, she is able to go more in depth with lessons, skills, and cooking/baking techniques.


Mrs. Quatrano cooks and bakes a lot in and out of the classroom which  helps her develop new skills to show and teach her students. Some of her favorite moments are when her students bring what they learned into their homes and show it to their families. Mrs. Quatrano likes to enforce the idea of being hands on, or when she is demonstrating a skill, letting them see the process and even taste the outcome and compare it to their own. She would rather see her students in action and lively, than see students sitting at a desk. She sees her department as very passionate people, believing that her department is important for developing student creativity, a work ethic, and teaching skills at the high school that everyone can use in their future, outside of high school. Since her class hasn’t been taught for the last 15 years, due to budget cuts, she feels and sees the excitement in the students, which is why C.T.E. classes are so important to WHS. 


In her free time, Mrs. Quatrano loves to bake, walk, and read. In 10 years, she sees herself traveling across the country with her husband. Her favorite season is summer, and not because she’s on summer vacation, but because she loves to garden by her pool and spend time outside with grandchildren.

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