Goodbye, Ms. Naik


Isaac Carlos Sarabia , Reporter

This year Nina Naik is retiring from Morton East. Ms. Naik taught at East for 21 years. During that time, she taught physics and chemistry.

Question: Why did you decide to become a teacher? Was teaching your first career choice?
Answer: I was born into a family of teachers. I was taught that service to others is the purpose of human life. There are many ways to achieve this goal. My dad was a primary school teacher. He encouraged me to be a teacher.

Q: What subject did you teach and how long? Did you participate in any extracurricular activities?
A: I have taught various math and science courses at the College of DuPage and Morton East High School. For the last few years, I have taught a special education chemistry course.

Q: What was your favorite part about being a teacher? What is your favorite memory at Morton?
A: Shaping young minds and developing moral-ethical character in students are my favorite things besides teaching subject matter. The best parts of teaching at Morton are the interactions with students and involvement with the community.

Q: What are your plans and how are you going to spend your time?
A: My retirement plan is very simple. I want to live life with the awareness that I am alive and blessed. I want to be useful to family, society, and the environment.

Q: What are your interests or hobbies outside of the classroom?
A: I love to read, cook, dance, and annoy my family.

Q: Do you have anything else you would like to add so we can get to know you better?
A: I have one message for our students. Be a productive member of society. Lead a moral-ethical life. Work hard to achieve your goals, and help other people to make this world a better place.

Congratulations on your retirement. Morton East will miss you!