BHS Verbatim Interview: Mrs. Cardo


Emily Melman, News Editor

Mrs. Cardo is an art teacher at Bethpage High School. She is loved by her students, allowing her classes to become an extremely popular choice among sophomores, juniors, and seniors alike. Students describe her classes as fun, relaxing, stress-relieving, creative, and interesting. The Eagle’s Cry decided to have a discussion with Mrs. Cardo regarding her successful teaching career. 

The Eagle’s Cry: How long have you been a teacher at Bethpage High School?

“24 years.”


The Eagle’s Cry: What subject do you teach?

“Art- specifically sculpture, college pottery, and AP art history”


The Eagle’s Cry: What is your favorite part about working in Bethpage?

“The students and the teachers here.”


The Eagle’s Cry: Did you always want to be a teacher, or decide to pursue education later on?

“No, I initially was a fine arts major.”


The Eagle’s Cry: If you weren’t an art teacher, what kind of teacher would you be? Why?

“A mindfulness teacher. I love practicing mindfulness, and I believe everyone can benefit from the practice.”


The Eagle’s Cry: What is your favorite part about being a teacher?

“Being a positive part of someone’s day.”


The Eagle’s Cry: What are your greatest strengths as a teacher?

“[I am] patient, kind, and passionate about my subject.”


The Eagle’s Cry: What are your weaknesses as a teacher?

“I can get distracted easily when trying to assist many students at once.”


The Eagle’s Cry: How many periods do you work a day?

“[I work] 5 teaching periods, and at least 3 periods prepping/cleaning.”


The Eagle’s Cry: How do you cope with job related stress?

“I have practiced mindfulness for over 20 years. Fortunately, there is not a lot that causes me stress. But if there ever is, I fall back on this practice.”


The Eagle’s Cry: Do you have a teaching philosophy? If so, what is it?

“It is important to me to create an environment that allows for exploration. I feel it is my responsibility to know my students, and what kind of learners they are. Knowing my students allows me to adjust my curriculum to fit the needs of my students.”