Feature Teacher Friday: English Teacher Kristin Greenleaf

Rock Canyon gained many new teachers this year and we are taking the time to get to know them. We asked a few simple and abstract questions to help you get to know the staff who is dedicated to helping you learn. This week’s Feature Teacher is English teacher Kristin Greenleaf.


Teacher Kristin Greenleaf helps student Justin Schtepa ‘23 during access in room 3000B Nov. 13.

by Emily Wilson, Editor

What subject(s) do you teach and why did you decide that subject?

I teach English l and English ll. I always had just been passionate about reading and it’s come easy to me. 

Favorite memory from teaching?

I have a lot of them. But just kids making me laugh is always my favorite. So anytime they say goofy things and ask goofy questions. I love it.

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

Crunching. Even if they do it with their mouth closed, I can’t handle hearing people chew. 

Do you prefer books or movies? Why? 

Books. I can sit and read a book forever but watching a movie I’ll usually fall asleep in about 20 minutes. I love The Kite Runner, 1000 Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed. I think anything that writer [Khaled Hosseini] does, I love. Yeah, he’s a great writer.

What can you talk about for hours? 

Probably the Summer Olympics. I just love the Summer Olympics. So when it comes around, I love to talk to people about who their favorites are, and how we’re doing. I love watching swimming because I was a swimmer. I love track and field and volleyball and I just love all of it, all of the summer Olympics. Not a big fan of the Winter Olympics. I just want to sit at home for two weeks and hang out and watch. 

If a movie was made about you, who would play your character? 

I would say Melissa McCarthy. Yeah, she’s freaking hilarious.

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?

I don’t think I would change it. I like my weird last name, it’s kind of unique. 

What is your favorite joke?

I have two actually. One is: what is green and has wheels? Grass. I lied about the wheels. And why? Why is grass green? Because if it were blue, you wouldn’t know where to stop mowing. So they’re really stupid, but I like those jokes a lot.