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New Faculty Interview: Mr. Wray

This week, I got the opportunity to interview Kevin Wray, one of the multiple new faculty members joining us here at CPS. I sat down with him and asked him a few questions so our students can get to know him better.

Here are the results….

What is your name and what classes do you teach? My name is Kevin Wray, and I teach mostly Math 1 and also MAIC.

What did you do before College Prep? I grew up in Greensborough, North Carolina. While growing up I always wanted to become a sports player, like most kids my age. I played a lot of sports: basketball, football, and baseball. Over time though, I realized that I should probably pursue something a little more realistic and more my caliber. I went to East Carolina University, studying math and physics, then went to a mathematical research institute, and finally to the University of Amsterdam to study theoretical physics. Before CPS, I taught at UC Berkeley in the mathematics department.

Math or science? That’s too tough of a question – both? What do you like the most about CPS so far? Oh, definitely my students. The kids I teach are wonderful – they all have a drive to learn, explore, and ask questions. My students are great.

Alright, now I’m going to ask you a round of rapid-fire questions. Ready? Yup!

Favorite Color? Green, forest green

Favorite Movie? I have so many. I mean, I watched Superman yesterday, so I’ll go with that.

If you had a superpower what would it be? Unlimited speed sounds pretty cool

Favorite Book? I’m a huge James Bond fan, I love basically all of the books to be honest. If I had to choose one though it would probably be Moonraker

If you could time travel would you go into the past or the future? I’d go to the future, check it out, see what it’s like.

Favorite Musical Group? Wu-Tang Clan

Favorite Website to Waste Time On? I’ve recently been spending a lot of time of Yahoo Fantasy Sports. I was invited to the faculty fantasy football league this year. My team sucks..

Wait there’s a CPS faculty fantasy football league? Yup!

Wow… Okay,

If there was a zombie apocalypse right now what would be your strategy? Probably do something Walking Dead style, hunker down for a while and branch out after things start dying down, pretty lowkey

Favorite holiday? Definitely Halloween.

If you had a final meal what would it be? Something to do with seafood. Let me be more specific. Grilled shrimp, scallops, maybe some veggies on the side.

If you could master one skill right now what would it be? Play any instrument, probably guitar.

Pancake or waffles? Depends on the day.

Tacos or burgers? Tacos

Ice Cream or Froyo? Ice cream

Pen or Pencil? Winter or summer? Coffee or tea? Vanilla or Chocolate? Umm okay. Pen, summer, coffee, and vanilla.

Early bird or night owl? Night owl.

Work hard or play hard? Find a good mix of both?

If you see Kevin around just say ‘hi’ and welcome him to our community!

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