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Interview with Rosie Riquelme, January 23, 2020

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia
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00:00:41 - Demographic

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Partial Transcript: Its a melting pot of people all kinds of ethnicities and races. It's really cool.

Segment Synopsis: Riquelme describes the diverse demographic of the school in which she teaches.

Keywords: Collins Hill High School; Gwinnett County

00:00:48 - Teaching Origin

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Partial Transcript: That would be because of Carl Ricky,

Segment Synopsis: Riquelme describes how the persistent influence of a teacher was the reason she stuck to music. She also touches on some the challenges she faced including the fact that she still looked like a high school student while teaching high school students..

Keywords: Shiloh High School; advice; cross-country; first day; violin

Subjects: unexpected challenges

00:05:14 - Teaching Preparation

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Partial Transcript: I think it was as good as it could have been. I think there is a whole lot that we just can't be prepared for.

Segment Synopsis: Riquelme explains how she would have appreciated more classroom experience while earning her degree. She also discusses the career opportunities that she has turned down..

Keywords: 5 year; career change

00:10:04 - Teaching Challenges

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Partial Transcript: if you don't finish everything you have to finish that day, that's okay. Go home.

Segment Synopsis: Riquelme describes how demanding teaching can be and how important it is to find a working balance. She also describes some challening situations where she had to find a way to work with with someoner who had a different style of teaching and another situation where she had to be emotionally strong for her students.

Keywords: burnout; plateau

00:14:42 - Teaching Rewards

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Partial Transcript: When kids perform something they never thought they could.

Segment Synopsis: Riquelme describes a story of her students learning to play a difficult peice of music. .She also shares how she amuses her students through her accidents and she encourages them through her passion..

Keywords: Overture to Westside Story; funny moments; youtube performance

00:20:43 - Motivating Students

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Partial Transcript: Well that’s a different challenge with every group.

Segment Synopsis: Riquelme describes how she rewards her student with a personal touch by sharing how their efforts affect her personally.

Keywords: Adieu

00:23:38 - Mentoring

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Partial Transcript: Students, I feel like I mentor a lot.

Segment Synopsis: Riquelme shares a few examples on the ways she mentors to others around her with compassion and encouragement.

00:27:21 - A Student's Story

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Partial Transcript: This student went off to study at one of the best music conservatories in the country on a full ride.

Segment Synopsis: Riquelme shares how a student not only made an impact on her but on her entire music program with his positive attitude.