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Tuesdays with a Teacher

10 (or 11) Things You Didn’t Know About…..

Mrs. Maurya Brown, Music and Drama


1. How long have you been teaching? (and how long at All Saints)
I have been teaching for more than 30 years with 10 years off to stay home with my children. This is my 8th year here at All Saints and 10 years with the Diocese of Bridgeport.

2. What is the best part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is when we get to perform!
 
3. If you had a superpower for the day, what would it be?
I consider playing the piano a super power. So I wish I could play like a concert pianist.
 
4. What is your favorite kind of music?
My favorite music is music from Broadway shows and music from the 1940's from when my parents were teenagers.
 
5. Do you have pets?
Yes! I have a 14 year old chocolate lab named Ruby (best dog ever!) and 5 chickens; Belle, Gerdie, Bessie, Millie, Hazel and Gladys. They lay perfect eggs for me everyday!!

6. Do you have a hidden talent? If yes, what is it?
I can whistle really well and loud!

7. What is your favorite type of book to read?
I love How-to books! I like to read because it is relaxing but I find it hard to sit still. I would rather paint or mow the lawn or weed my garden or find treasure alongside the road and bring them home to re-do them or make them into something else!

8. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A famous actor!

9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Right here!

10. What was your first job?
I ran a printing press and I printed the noon lunch letter and delivered it to several business to use as a placemats or just for the current weather and timely news.

Any other fun facts?
I was born in northwestern North Dakota but went out of state to college. I attended The College of St. Benedict/St. John's University in MN. After college I taught for a year then moved to Los Angeles when I was 23 to pursue my dream of acting in film. I was on a little show called "The Facts of Life" for a couple of years as an extra and had very brief appearances on the soap operas "The Young and the Restless" and "General Hospital". But the best thing that came out of my 5 years in Hollywood was meeting and marrying my husband, Jim, who happened to be from Bridgeport. We have 3 wonderful adult children and a grandson on the way!
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