25 questions with Upper School English Teacher Jacob Rivers


Photo from Jacob Rivers

Emma Light and Mila Nguyen


  1. What is your favorite tv show?  
    • Black Jesus 
  2. What is your favorite song?
    • Ultra-Light Beam
  3. Dream Job? 
    • Teaching entrepreneur 
  4. What is your favorite food? 
    • My mom’s Thanksgiving meals
  5. What is your favorite sport? 
    • Football 
  6. Favorite book to teach?  
    • Great Gatsby
  7. Favorite book to read?
    •  Moby Dick
  8. What is it like being a coach and teacher? 
    • There are certain things in a coaching position that I say and do and certain things I do as a teacher. I keep them pretty separate.
  9. Favorite word? 
    • Remembering 
  10. Favorite class, that you teach?
    • All of them!
  11. Favorite drink? 
    • Water 
  12. Favorite Movie?
    • Lion King
  13. Favorite ice cream flavor?
    •  Cookies and Cream 
  14. If you could have dinner with one person dead or alive who would it be?
    •  Dave Chappelle
  15. Most embarrassing things you have done at Greenhill?
    • Pre-game dances on the football field
  16. Favorite season?
    • Spring 
  17. Favorite place you have traveled? 
    • South Africa 
  18. Favorite holiday? 
    • Thanksgiving 
  19. Puppies or Kittens? 
    • Puppies 
  20. Favorite restaurant in Dallas?  
    • Taco Cabana
  21. What’s your secret talent?
    • Conversation
  22. Pet peeve from students?
    • When they blame me for things they did not do
  23. Would you rather be able to breathe underwater or fly?
    •  Fly 
  24. Favorite thing about Greenhill? 
    • Tom Perryman
  25. If you could travel to one place? 
    • Stay in an igloo and see the Northern Lights