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Joel Underwood

Advanced History, Band


"It is unfair to expect both perfection and growth from the same person at the same time; they are mutually exclusive. Perfection does not allow mistakes, while growth can only come from making mistakes and learning from them. We have the rest of our lives for people to expect perfection from us. Middle school is that wonderful place where we WANT those NEW mistakes every day."

Fun Fact #1 — I am a professional touring and recording musician.

Fun Fact #2 — I am a BIG Dungeons and Dragons player.

Fun Fact #3 — Objective Fact: Chicago deep dish is the best kind of pizza.

I choose to work at NOVA because it's made up of people who start solving every problem by first asking, "What's best for THE KID?".

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