Eagle Staff Spotlight October 2021: Mrs. Maleno Braun
By Edmund Shryock
- How long have you been teaching at Glenn?
“I have been a teacher for six years here at John Glenn, I was also an AVID Tutor for 2 years.” Mrs. Braun has been a serving member of the district for 8 years.
- What is your favorite part about John Glenn?
“I love the community on campus and the family feel from the students. My students go out of their way to make me feel appreciated as a teacher.”
- What clubs and activities are you involved with on campus?
“I participate in the Cinema club!”
- Did you always want to be a teacher?
“No way! When I was younger I did not want to be a teacher.” She realized in her 20’s that she really enjoys helping people. She expressed how, “It takes time to know who you are as a person, and to accept yourself.”
- Favorite genre of music?
Mrs. Braun really enjoys 90s rock. Her favorite band is Weezer.
- What do you do in your free time?
“If I am not playing with my kids, I love spearfishing, rock climbing, and rollerskating.” Mrs. Braun is a certified free diver who has the ability to hold her breath for 3 minutes and dive to 60 feet underwater. She is also a rescue certified scuba diver.
- Favorite sports team?
She does not watch professional sports but she follows the Orange County Octopush Team, which is an underwater hockey team. She has played before and was quick to admit that it is a really difficult sport.
- Favorite movie?
“My favorite movie is Labyrinth!” she said with excitement. One of her favorite things about the movie is that it had the singer David Bowie which she really enjoys.
- Any advice that you would like to give the student body at Glenn?
“Find what motivates you in life, whether it is a hobby, sport or an idea! However, find something you love to do because doing it will bring you joy in life when things get tough.”
- Anything else you would like the students to know about yourself?
“I have a lot of hidden talents, however if you do not ask me, I won’t end up sharing. I am more than just a teacher, so reach out if you ever see me!”