A day in the life of Dr. Lindner

photo by Sabrina Bramson

5:00 a.m. Alarm goes off. Sometimes I wake up earlier. OK, most of the time I wake up earlier.

5:10 a.m. Reply to emails/send emails.

6:30 a.m. Chat with my family and feed the dog (his name is Oliver, but we call him Gail).

6:45 a.m. Walk out to my car, take a moment to look at the sky and trees, drive to school.

7:00 a.m. Arrive at school, drink coffee, print schedule for the day, make sure I’m prepared for meetings and classes.

7:30 a.m. Stand at the front of the school to greet everyone coming in.

8:00 a.m. Walk around to see what’s happening in Z’man Kodesh or meet with teachers or administrators.

9:33 a.m. Teach Algebra II. Factoring bliss.

10:32 a.m. Community Time – meet with a club or individual students or be interviewed by The Lion’s Tale!

11:05 a.m. Chat with parents, work on a survey for alumni, take a moment to be grateful that this is what I do for my work.

1:06 p.m. Get lunch in the cafeteria. Try to avoid cheese and usually fail.

1:49 p.m. Teach Geometry. A plethora of polygons.

2:47 p.m. Teach Statistics. It’s not Pi in the sky.

4:00 p.m. Attend meeting with Lower School and Upper School administrators.

5:30 p.m. Finish up at school, drive home, have dinner with my family. 

6:30 p.m. Take Gail for a walk. If it’s raining, it takes some convincing.

7:00 p.m. Catch up on news, including sports, especially if it’s college football season.

7:30 p.m. Chat some more with my family.

8:00 p.m. Reply to emails/send emails, if I can keep my eyes open.

9:00 p.m. Preferred time for lights out.

9:30 p.m. Figure out why Gail is barking. He gets the most worked up when there are deer around the house.

This story was featured in the Volume 36, Issue 4 edition of The Lion’s Tale, published on January 25, 2019.