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New English Teacher Hannah Postema to Fuse Pop Culture with Learning

Adena Perez

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Hannah Postema has joined the Chamblee Charter High School staff this year as an ELA teacher.

Postema went to West Cobb Harrison High School and, thereafter, attended Kennesaw State University for her undergraduate and graduate studies.

So far, Postema has really enjoyed the time she has been at Chamblee.

“I feel so supported my first year. I am making great friends. And then, the kids themselves are great, I really enjoy the kids,” said Postema.

Postema comes from a long line of teachers, going as far back as her great-grandfather, which is why she is also a teacher.

“I couldn’t escape it [being a teacher]. I just like to boss people around,” said Postema.

Although Postema is new to the school, some of her students have already begun to guess what she probably does most at home because of the way she teaches.      

“A student in my sixth period told me I watch too much TV,” said Postema.

She had made a reference about “The Simpsons,” saying the show was accurate, and she has also said that she uses a lot of social media.

“I like to bring references into my teaching, and I do watch a lot of TV,” said Postema.

Although Postema has several hobbies, like knitting, reading and writing, she also plays a lot of video games.

“I play a lot of video games, like Bioware and Bethesda. Those are my two game development studios, that if they make the game, I won’t even question it, I would just play it.”

Over the past summer, Postema went to Korea to teach English as a foreign language in an elementary school there. Postema requested Chamblee as her number one choice after her trip because she knew would live in Brookhaven upon her return.

“I was looking at a map of the area, knowing where I was going to live [Brookhaven] in a few months, and then I chose the nearest school, which is CCHS,” said Postema. “ It was just a ten minute drive from Brookhaven to CCHS. At that time, I was on the other side of the world.”

Thus far, Postema has had a good experience at CCHS.

“My expectations for this year are to help my students flourish and transition from middle school to ninth grade, and to go on to become tenth graders,” said Postema.

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