Welcome back from what we hope was a relaxing and peaceful Thanksgiving break. We are excited to kick off the Holiday season by introducing you to the one and only Senor Lloyd! Senor Lloyd is the Middle School Spanish teacher and father to an Ensworth 5th grader.
A: I earned a Joint Honours Degree in Applied Languages and have taught Spanish and French all my career. I’m fluent in both, the most interesting time being when I taught Spanish to Spanish schoolchildren in Spain. I also did Russian for a year, but didn’t enjoy it. My aim now is to try to teach the Queen’s English to you all. I am also fluent in cockney rhyming slang, a very esoteric language invented by London traders two centuries ago, to promote exclusivity and ease shady deals by bending lexical rules a little.
Q: Based on your accent, you are not from the United States. Where were you born and what brought you to the US?
A: I was born in southern England and am still an England football supporter. I came to the US to seek a job teaching in a different country, with all the excitement and adventure that that entails. And, believe me , it has been an adventure. I love it here and am settled with wife and family. I like the kindness of people in Tennessee, the way of life, the open air, the pace but, ….. eating grits seems to be like some form of punishment. Why do you do it?
Q: If you could be a fly on the wall in any Ensworth classroom which one would it be and why?
Q: Tell us about one of the most fantastic places you have ever visited and what made it so wonderful?
A: My favorite place in the world, apart from standing in the front row of an AC/DC concert, is Normandy. My father was there in the war, I have taken school trips there many times and I absolutely love it. It’s green fields, rolling hills, wonderful history (being from southern England I am sure I have Norman or Saxon roots), good people, nice beaches and – being the kitchen garden of France – the best food in the world. I took my family there last July and they enjoyed it as well.
A: My favorite Ensworth activity, apart from helping children succeed in Spanish and making them laugh, is coaching JV Girls’ soccer. I love match day and watching the girls put a couple of goals past Harpeth Hall.
Q: Who is the next EHS faculty member that you would like to see featured?