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Mrs. Upmeyer Feature Story

Mrs. Upmeyer stand proudly in front of the camera.

Mrs. Upmeyer stand proudly in front of the camera.

Mrs. Upmeyer stand proudly in front of the camera.

Mrs. Upmeyer stand proudly in front of the camera.

Bianca Brunn

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Mrs. Upmeyer is a math teacher (CP and Honors Algebra I) and tennis coach at Segerstrom High School. She is a super sweet, really caring teacher, and she is funny. 

Q: How long have you been teaching here at Segerstrom High School? 

A: “I started teaching here in 2012, but I taught three years at Spurgeon before that.”

Q: What subject do you teach here at Segerstrom High School? 

A: “I teach Algebra I and Honors Algebra I.”

Q: Do you coach any sport here at Segerstrom High School? 

A: “Yes, I teach tennis.”

Q: How long have you been coaching tennis here? 

A: ”About six years, but I’ve been taking some breaks after having a baby.” 

Q: What’s your favorite thing about coaching tennis and why? 

A: “Getting to know kids outside the classroom and watching them develop as athletes. It’s cool to see their self-confidence grow.” 

Q: What does being a coach mean to you and why?

A: “As a coach I feel it’s my responsibility to push kids beyond their own expectations; to see potential that they don’t see in themselves. Sports gives kids structure, but also an outlet to be themselves in a positive environment. As a coach, it is my job to create that structure for them.” 

Q: What is your favorite thing about Segerstrom High School and why?

A: The people! The teachers I work with make coming to work easy. And I love when I have classes that I have a collection of students that make me laugh but still want to get work done. It doesn’t happen every period, but some classes just make me happy.”