Faculty Focus: Miss Cameron Covolo

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Georgia Morris

An old name has returned to RMA this year as a new teacher. Miss Cameron Covolo joined the RMA teaching staff as a 6th grade and 7th grade English teacher. Miss Covolo’s name may sound familiar because she attended RMA herself for a few years when she was younger, but also because she is the daughter of our beloved headmaster! Growing up in a household with an educator, Miss Covolo developed an appreciation for education and the impact of an inspiring teacher, and since then has become one herself!

Miss Covolo attended RMA and Rocky Mount Senior High, and then studied Secondary English Education at Appalachian State University in Boone. She also studied abroad in London for some time. After a year in Boone post-graduation, she made her way back to her hometown do what she loves. She has been welcomed with open arms by her fellow faculty members and her students. Her relatable and fun-loving personality has touched many students, and students love spending time with Miss Covolo in her classroom.

And some exciting news about our member of our RMA family: Miss Covolo is engaged! She and her boyfriend of 6 years, and now fiance, recently made the big decision to get married, and will be travelling to London, France, and Spain this summer. Congratulations and good luck to them!

 

To learn more about Miss Covolo, please read below!

 

  1. As a new teacher, what is your favorite part about working at RMA? I’ve had a wonderful year; I love my kids, I love what I teach, and I love the people I work with. Beginning my first official year of teaching, I received a ton of support, and that sense of community I feel here has definitely been one of the best parts of the job!

 

  1. What inspired you to become a teacher? I’ve been really fortunate to have awesome teachers my entire life, and as the child of an educator, I sort of learned firsthand how important and impactful great schools and great teachers can be. I’ve always wanted to be apart of that.

 

  1. What is your favorite thing that you read with students? That’s tough, but probably Shakespeare! I completely understand why people are generally put-off and intimidated by Shakespeare; it’s pretty lofty and confusing. But I have a lot of fun making Shakespeare a bit more accessible to my kids, and ideally, we reach a point where they are excited to read and watch what happens next. That always makes me feel like I’m doing my job right.

 

  1. Who is someone that has made the greatest impact on your life and why? Dolly Parton; she’s the queen of the universe. Just kidding. I’d have to say my mom. She’s why I’ve always wanted to do this job. She’s my forever role model.

 

  1. What is your favorite song? That’s an impossible choice! My music library is my favorite possession, and it’s full of a little bit of everything. I listened to The Backstreet Boys on the way to school today, and I’ll probably listen to Gladys Knight on the way home.
  1. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? Flying! Or maybe teleporting…I’d love to be able to zip around the world.

 

  1. What is your main hobby outside of your job? Is it okay if I say watching Netflix? (Yes, it is very much okay.)

 

  1. What is your favorite class that you have ever taken? I took an awesome Shakespeare course in London, England through ASU. Getting to see where it all began really changed the game for me.

 

  1. What is a pet peeve of yours? I get a little crazy when someone spoils the end of a book or a movie. It’s so cruel!

 

  1. Were you involved in sports, arts, etc. growing up? If so, please elaborate. I did a little bit of everything growing up:  basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, dance, theater.  I was sort of a jack of all trades, but (not even close to) a master of none. I just liked to dabble.