Name: Paul Eckert
Position/School: Elementary General Music/ Liberty Arts Magnet
How long in position: 5th Year
What do you love about your job: Awesome students, awesome staff, awesome music, and awesome creativity!
What would students be surprised to know about you? I hold Hot Wheels tournaments. My son, Rylen, and I name each car in the tournament.
Biggest pet peeve: When Lucy, my cat, takes my spot on the bed and lies on my covers. That’s my “Pet” peeve! LOL
Are you superstitious: I am not. I am Super Spiritual!
Did you ever get in trouble in school? If so, what for: I got a detention for setting the teacher’s alarm clock ahead 5 minutes to get out of class early on April Fool’s Day.
What is your favorite kind of music: The kind I can replay in my head. The kind I can move to. The kind I can sing to. The kind I can work out to. The kind I can rap to. And the kind that inspires me to create more music.
How many instruments do you play? What are they: Maybe I should tell you the instruments I do not play because that would be a smaller list! I do not play orchestral strings like violin, viola, cello, string bass and harp. However I could play them with just a little practice.
Do you sing in the shower? If so, what do you sing: Absolutely! I also beatbox and rap in the shower! I use the shower as a music laboratory.
What food do you refuse to eat: Dill Pickles! Yuck! I do, however, love sweet pickles!
Any interesting hobbies: Crossfit. It’s basically torturing yourself until you’re tired of it. But I love it.
Best advice anyone ever gave you: With great power, comes great responsibility. (Just got done watching Ultimate Spiderman on Netflix)
Worst advice anyone ever gave you: “You are what you eat.” If that were the case, right now I would have turned into a heaping pile of nutritious oatmeal (Maple and Brown Sugar).