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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far

What it’s really like having your parent work at Troy High School
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Senior Erica Didocha, henceforth known as “Lil’ Didocha” for the purposes of this article, says having a parent in the same school as her can sometimes be a little weird. “Sometimes a teacher will come up to me saying that they know me and I have no clue who they are.” Lil’ Didocha also says that, even though her mom has a room in the school, she doesn’t visit all that often. “I definitely have gone to her room a few times when I got bored in class.” 

However, her mom Karly Didocha says Lil’ Didocha and her friends try to get passes to class. “I have been asked to write passes because they were running late, either getting here late or too long for lunch or something.”

ASC superhero Didocha explains how much she enjoys working at the same school her daughter attends. “Even though I never had them in class, I could see them or they could stop in and see me and I always knew what was going on and I could stay involved.”

Sometimes, having a teacher as your parent is a little more shocking. Senior Ben Dannug says sometimes people just can’t believe that Christopher Dannug is his dad. “Sometimes there’ll be times where people are like, ‘Woah you’re Mr. Dannug’s son?!’” 

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Although Lil’ Dannug really doesn’t find having his dad teach in the same school he attends that much of a social embarrassment, there still are some awkward times. Physics and astronomy legend Dannug, however, disagrees. “Sometimes it can be a little awkward, but it’s mostly fun.”

Senior Sarah House finds having her dad only a short walk away during the school day to be very nice. “It’s really helpful. When I have questions about school or need something during the school day, I can just go talk to my dad.”

Assistant Principal Dan House says he has enjoyed Lil’ House and all of his past kids attending the school because he liked them always being close by. All of the pranks he and his fellow admin get to play is just a bonus. “Some teachers have pulled some pranks on them, with me being the assistant principal, and I’ve actually pulled some pranks on them as well.” 

Having an Assistant Principal for a dad seems like it would get you out of class often. However, that’s not the case. According to AP House, “Sarah knows better.”

Lil’ House agrees. “He would get mad at me for skipping class if it wasn’t for anything important.”

Senior Alianna Kannu, whose mom works in the school cafeteria, says it was a little uncomfortable at first, but now she loves having her mom around. “At first I was definitely a little nervous about it because I totally thought she would embarrass me somehow, but now I love it.” 

Her mom, cafeteria aficionado Nada Paulus, says she has loved it from the start. “I love to work at the same school as both of my children because I can keep an eye on them. It makes my job as a mom a lot easier.” 

Lil’ Kannu says that sometimes her mom will hear gossip about Lil’ Kannu’s friends and judge her for it. “She might hear something bad about someone I know and criticize me for being around them.” 

Cafeteria aficionado Paulus says she rarely hears things about her own kids. “I don’t hear much about my own children, but I do hear things about people they know.”



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Lindsay Burke
Lindsay Burke, Staff Reporter
Lindsay Burke is a senior and is a first year reporter for The Chariot. She is excited to be apart of a community who enjoys writing as much as she does. She also joined to write pieces that will hopefully have an impact on the Troy High School community. She also is aspiring to be a journalist when she grows up to hopefully impact the community around her. In her spare time Lindsay enjoys dominating in UNO and making those who play against her cry. When she’s not making people cry, she enjoys golfing, baking and playing with her dog.
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