Andrew Burdick interviews Dave West #4 (20200808) Young Adulthood – Mentors, Growth, and Early Jobs

Andrew Burdick and Dave West in their fourth Storycorps Connect interview. We start by talking about influential teachers and what they meant in Dave's life. Then we continue to cover Dave's various apprentice roles as well as what he studied...

We Need More Teachers Like Her!

My name is Ozan Kara and I am a 17 years old cultural exchange student from Turkey. As an high school student in Bloomington, Indiana, I have had the chance to know a wonderful person, Vanessa Domizlaff, my German teacher...

Interviewing Mom

This interview was conducted with my mother, Vanessa Steckel, in which I asked her about her childhood, work life, and about me. This interview was heartfelt and it told me more about my mother that I may not have known...

Portola High School – Principal John Pehrson and sophomore Saachi Pavani

Mr. Pehrson, Principal of Portola High School in Irvine, CA, speaks with sophomore Saachi Pavani about his journey to becoming the principal of a new state of the art high school. The conversation highlights how the staff helps students feel...

My Mom’s Experience at New Trier

My mom and I talked about her experiences at New Trier and how some of them are similar and different to mine. We also talked about a lot of the things she personally enjoyed doing in school and the many...

Steve Kovach shares the stories of his youthful romances, misbehavior, and the plans he had for the future.

The interview was conducted by Rebecca Kovach (16) who interviewed her father, Steve Kovach (53). It was recorded on November 23, 2018, one day before Steve’s 54th birthday. It took place in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in their Grandmothers house....