Meet a Lion: Mrs. Hulatt


Inaissa Sylla

Teresa Hulatt: A 10th grade English Teacher.

Joshua Gapuz

“I cherish the relationships I build with my students,” said Mrs. Hulatt, a 10th-grade English teacher at Tallwood High School. Mrs. Hulatt found out in college that she was really good at teaching and decided to give it a try.

For this month’s “Meet a Lion,” we decided to interview Mrs. Hulatt and give her thoughts on her teaching career and life.

What made you become a teacher?

Mrs. Hulatt: I had a terrible high school experience. I was a “bad” student, but I loved learning. When the economy crashed in the early 00s, ODU had advertised a career switch program. I did not think I would like being a teacher as a career, but I was wrong. I was shocked to find out that I really love teaching and that I’m good at it. I decided to give this career my time so I could make high school better than what it was for me.

What is your favorite thing about teaching?

Mrs. Hulatt: I cherish the relationships I build with my students. My students become “my kids.” I hope they feel that love, and I hope the families know I am sincere in how much I care for our kids. I have former students who invited me to their wedding. I have former students who have become family friends.

What are some things you like to do outside of school?

Mrs. Hulatt: Family time is my favorite, but I also love to travel. I love hiking, cooking, playing with my dog, movies, and live music. I love reading, but I find that I read more in the summer or during extended breaks, and not so much when I’m actively teaching. My eyes are too tired by the end of the day.

What a student thinks of Mrs. Hulatt: 

Francesco Saraceni: I think she is a W teacher. She goes above and beyond to help her students be successful. 

Overall, Mrs. Hulatt found out she enjoys teaching and is well-liked by students. She displays an ability to help students out and provides great support for her students.