Welcome, Senora Mactal!


Emma M., Jr. high EMC reporter

School is constantly changing. Teachers retire and new teachers come in.  We have a new spanish teacher, Mrs. Mactal. Here are some FAQ’s about her! 

Q: Why did you become a Spanish teacher?

A: I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. It was just a matter of what but then I started learning Spanish and French and I fell in love.


Q: Why Galway?

A: I came to Galway because I have always wanted to work at a small school and have a small community.


Q: You have mentioned in class before you are part of a military family. What was it like being a military wife?

A: Lots of traveling! I lived in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Washington, France, Spain and New York obviously. I have also visited 20 countries in Europe.


Q: Tell me a time you felt like a hero

A: When I killed a giant wasp on the first day of school!


Q:What do you like to do in your free time?

A: I like to read, do yoga, be a mom, and vacuum.


Q: Do you have any kids?

A:  I have two daughters. My oldest is 9 and my youngest is 6. They both go to Saratoga.


Q: What is your favorite food?



Q: Senora Peters had a tradition with seniors painting bricks to leave their mark in their classroom. Will you still have students paint their bricks?

A: Of course!


Q: What is/was your parents’ job?

A: They taught at Waterford.

This morning the 7th grade hallway was filled with the song “Que Bonita Por Soraya.” Senora Mactal shared the translation with the 7th grade team of teachers. They may be able to actually sing it in Spanish soon? It’s an uplifting song. Check it out and say hi to Senora Mactal!