As we get closer to graduation, we look back on all of our wonderful years spent in the Rutgers Prep Upper School. From Spirit Weeks to Burger Blasts and everything in between, it’s been a fun two years. But it hasn’t all been peachy keen.
Although we suffered under tarps surrounded by bears in the pouring rain and endured two mile hikes to our camp sights, we were comforted in knowing that we were not alone, and that the Class of 2018 would soon share our hardships. But that was not the case. The Class of 2018 “camped” in cabins with fully functioning bathrooms, showers, and decent food.
Many of us juniors remember taking Introduction to Chemistry and Physics as our first science class in our high school careers. As fresh-men, we didn’t think twice about it, since it gave us a solid foundation for years to come. But little did we know that by our sophomore year, ICP would no longer count as meet- ing a chemistry or physics require-ment. We’ve still been given plenty of time to complete these credits, but a little heads up would have been appreciated.
Instead, the Class of 2017 ended up going to Newark on a sweltering spring day to see the minor league baseball team, The Newark Bears, play for three hours straight. It was quite underwhelming compared to going to Philly.
Ms. Lemme has come to Rutgers Prep from working at a private boarding school in Connecticut.
“My favorite high school classes were math and art,” Ms. Lemme said.
In college, she was a tutor and a teacher’s assistant.
Ms. Lemme also has a passion for running. She ran cross country in high school as well as in college.
“Everyone works hard and is supportive of one another,” Ms. Lemme said.
Initially learning about and becoming familiar with Rutger Prep online, Ms. Lemme quickly understood and appreciated the atmosphere of the community.
Ms. Lemme said, “I was surprised by a number of students that do their homework! Most of the students seem motivated and hard-working, which is awesome.”
“I spent most of my time in western Massachusetts, but made short trips to Maine, Kansas, and California.”
Not only as a math teacher and coach, but a new part of the community, Ms. Lemme has proven to be a significantly positive addition to the Upper School staff of Rutgers Prep.