Interview with Mr. Castillo


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You might be asking yourself,  “Who is Mr Castillo?”  Well, Mr. Castillo is the photography and A/V teacher. Mr. Castillo has been teaching for 20 years and has two degrees: one in film and one in English. In my interview, Mr. Castillo reveals what it was like to teach a hands on class over the pandemic and what some of his interests are.


Q: What drove you to become a teacher? 


A: Just a combination of loving the things I teach, photography and video production, and just having fun around kids.


Q: If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be doing right now?


A: If I wasn’t a teacher, I’d probably be a full time photographer.


Q: Why did you become interested in photography?


A: I like that it’s a blend of technical and artistic.


Q: What’s the thing you like most about teaching? 


A: Seeing kids create amazing things and do things they didn’t think they could do.


Q: What do you do in your free time? 


A: I do photography, music, and video production, and I play video games.


Q: How long have you been teaching? 


A: I’ve been teaching for around 20 years.


Q: What was it like teaching over the pandemic? 


A: It was hard, especially with a hands on class like this because you had to be very adaptive and figure out new ways to teach.


Q: Where did you go to college and what was it like? 


A: I got two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Texas, one in English and one in film. Then, I got a masters degree from the University of North Texas in film. College was fun because you got to study what you were interested in.


Q: What’s the weirdest experience you’ve had as a teacher? 


A: Having the kids of the people I went to school with in my class.