Ranch Reflections are articles written by students who want to share their experiences, thoughts, and concerns. This is a great opportunity for students to branch out beyond traditional news stories. This edition features a “Mustang Ahead” staff member’s experience as the child of a teacher.
Madison Koczersut – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- There are many pros and cons to having a parent work at the school you go to. My dad, as many of you know, is Mick Koczersut, “Coach K.”
A lot of people think that kids of teachers or administrators get away with everything, but that is not true.
Sometimes administrators are a little more lenient about some of the things we do, but obviously if we got into a fight or other serious discipline incident, we would have the same consequences as everyone else.
One advantage is being able to go to their office or classroom. Let’s say you’re not feeling good or are having a bad day, there is always a place for you to go. A lot of people would think that your parent would help you get out of trouble, which if you know my dad, this is not true at all.
A disadvantage would be if you do get in trouble, your parents know quickly. Also, it’s kind of awkward arguing with your parents when there are people walking up and down the hallway. It opens you up to a lot of questions from others, so I would say you lose some privacy when your parents work at the same school.
I have known the LRHS staff for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, they use to babysit me. I don’t think I get treated differently because they yell at me just as much or more than others.
“Coach K” said, “It is pretty neat to watch your kid grow throughout the years. We do have our ups and downs seeing each other so much, but I think it’s a very good experience.”