Meet Ms. Nummelin

Marcos Gouvea, Staff Writer

Sutton High School News has interviewed a number of new SHS staff members. I interviewed Ms. Emily Nummelin, an English teacher here in the school. She joined the school’s staff last year during COVID. We sat down so I could ask a couple of questions to her, so you (the reader) may get to know her better.

SHS NEWS: What did you want to be when you were a kid? And how did that lead into teaching a classroom?

NUMMELIN: It’s actually a cheesy answer, but when I was younger I always wanted to be a teacher. I used to line up my American Girl dolls at a table, and I would teach them random things. I used to try and teach’em math, but I never was good at it. Teaching has always been my dream and what I like to do.

SHS NEWS: What accomplishments or actions of your students make you the most satisfied?

NUMMELIN: I would say that whenever something is challenging and they are having trouble understanding something, they overcome it on their own. I also like when my students are openly kind to each other, and I love when I hear compliments from one another.

SHS NEWS: What was your childhood like?

NUMMELIN: It was great! I grew up in Holden, then moved up to Paxton, where I lived near a pond, and I always enjoy playing near it. I also started working on a farm when I was fourteen years old, which was also a lot of fun.

SHS NEWS: What is something about you or that you have done, which students and other staff members could never guess

NUMMELIN: Well something that comes to mind is that I am getting married on Halloween, which is my favorite holiday.

SHS NEWS: If you could give a piece of advice to your high school self what would it be?

NUMMELIN: I would say to focus more on the things that I liked and not to worry about what other people think of you.