Mrs. Kathleen Sargent joins staff at West High

Miss Kathleen Sargent, the new Algebra 1 and 2 teacher, decided to apply for an open position after subbing at West High for two years. She hopes to bring a love for math to her students, as well as a love for her students in general. One of her favorite quotes is, “The love in your heart wasn't put there to stay, love isn't love 'til you give it away.”-Oscar Hammerstein


Sargent grew up in New York and lived there until she graduated from the state University of New York at Potsdam in 1977. She taught for 36 years before moving to Tennessee. Naturally being from the Northeast, her favorite sports team is the Red Sox. Sargent has two daughters, one of which has moved away and one who still lives with her and her husband. She also has two cats. Her favorite food is ham, and she’s not particular on how it’s cooked.


When asked if she would rather teach in extreme cold or heat, she responded, “I would prefer neither extreme, but extreme cold would be my choice because one can keep adding layers to stay warm.” Upon being hired, Sargent’s favorite thing about West High is, “the school spirit that seems to permeate life here.”



Mrs. Kathleen Sargent standing in hallway
Mrs. Kathleen Sargent standing in hallway

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