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Issue Date: February 2008

Jeff Kapostasy

Jeff Kapostasy,
Sixth-grade reading teacher, Orange School District

>Morning person or night owl? I run in the morning. When I say morning, I mean like 4:30.

>Talking or texting on the phone? Definitely talking; I hate texting. As an English teacher I have a thing for proper grammar and spelling.

>Books or magazines
? Books. My favorite book of all time is “The Catcher in the Rye.”

>Your best feature: Probably empathy. As a teacher, you have to be empathetic to everyone.

>Your ideal date: I thought about this on my run the other day, because I saw that was one of the questions from last year. Picnic at Blossom Music Center with wine and the symphony.

>Three things you can’t live without: My guitar, my music and my Toyota Prius. I play in a band. I play mostly folk and country with these three girls who play a lot of a capella harmonies.

>What would you do if you didn’t have to work? Definitely full-time guitar player.

>How do you feel about living with animals? I love dogs, hardcase ones that are mutts.

>What’s your favorite ... place on earth? Alaska. Five years ago, I went there. My absolute favorite was Denali State Park in Alaska. It was absolutely a life-altering experience. ... way to relax? A beer and my guitar. ... T.V. show? “Seinfeld.” ... movie? “The Graduate.” ... season? Fall. Sports fan? That’s one thing that’s quirky about me: I’m not a big sports fan. I’m a runner, but I don’t watch sports — I get bored too easily. ... drink?  Great Lakes’ Edmund Fitzgerald. ... food? Buffalo chicken wings. Probably Quaker Steak and Lube. It’s terrible for you, but I indulge once in a while.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 8:38:32 AM by max gordan
hey i know u
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 3:14:01 PM by sue mama
hey baby
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 10:53:36 PM by billy bob joe jr the third
Hey! that was awesome on the last day of break when you were rocking out on the guitar!
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 11:00:54 PM by purrrrrr
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 11:08:54 PM by Phyllis Randerhoff
Hello. My name isPhyllis.My favorite color is yellow. I love gummy bears. Do you like gummy bears? I do. I hate the lime ones. People call me a geek. I agree with them. Do you know what spongebob's favorite meal is? I do. Want to know? Well, it's krabby patties. BYE person who doesn't know much about sponges!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, January 09, 2009 5:02:50 PM by Anonymous
hi we know u but u don't know us!! mwahahahahahahaha
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 5:11:34 PM by Anonymous
So Jeff, you like Where the Red Fern Grows. Well I hate it!!!!!!! Figure out who I am yet? See you in class.

P.S. I love texting! ttly
Saturday, March 14, 2009 6:09:29 PM by Anonymous

we hate red fern, and we're glad it's over!!!
but, mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!! that beer DOES sound yummy!!!!!!!!!!
care to share? but, of coarse, we would have to buy our condo first!! we found this really amazing one by the ocean in california!!! the master bed room is great! lets have funn! just in case we have a baby" get ur towels!!!!!!! oh, and a hot water bottle for Meeee!!!!! ooh lala!!!!!! cmon baby!!!!
Monday, March 16, 2009 5:57:22 PM by Some1 in ur 4th period readin class
ya hatED RED FERN but i loved freak the mighty mr k.
Monday, April 06, 2009 4:53:19 PM by Anonymous
Hey Mr. k...i was in your first period class about 5 years ago...i see your less of a dork now....

Your class was awsome...loved Freak the Mighty....and i remember how we used to play charades with mrs. Pistell in the mornings....goood times...good times
Monday, April 06, 2009 4:55:32 PM by Anonymous
hey Mr. k that beer sounds yummy i'll see you soon I love your class
Saturday, April 11, 2009 10:38:53 PM by Anonymous
i know who u r!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i know where u live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i luv luv luv u!!!!
wanna get married? i luv kids, so lets have 9. at least. cuz my parents had like 900000 of us, so it's a family tradition. where'd u wanna get married? how's the carribean?
my children's names should be along the lines of gertrude, tiffina, winefred, alfred, mushroom, mustach, kibble, oplanio, and ophra. hope u enjoy our loooooongggg honeymoon and call me at 216-576-8027. luv ya!!!!!!11( i'll make sure our room has a big bed)
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:10:57 PM by Anonymous
nice article......... teacher at orange eh? Well I used to be a student there.
Bahahah i actually liked where the red fern grows
and freak the mighty
and the outsiders
so yea keep teaching
and getting articles published for cleveland magazine
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:15:51 PM by Anonymous
Well this is quite educational Mr.K
one time
a loooooong time ago
i was a student in your class
yup u must be getting old ( ahaha lol jk jk)
no but seriously u were probably one of the best teachers i've ever had no matter how many corny jokes you made
and i actually liked where the red fern grows and freak the mighty........... know what else i liked? the outsiders...... espeically when we acted it all out. :D keep teaching
good times in 6th grade.... good times when we were so innocent and young......
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 7:32:16 PM by Anonymous
Well Mr. K...... school is over. THANK GOD!!!!! God the red fern sucked. Guess what? I'm not gonna use proper grammar. I am GONNA tell you that you r the strangest teacher I've ever had. The red fern was almost as dumb as u! So you got new couches. One of them is a pull out. you can sleep on it when your wife kicks you out. if u ever get a wife) ttyl

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 7:36:09 PM by Anonymous
Thursday, November 19, 2009 9:49:20 PM by i h8 red fern
ok ive gotta admit red fern was the WORST book ive ever read but u r an awesome teacher i luvvved study hall last yr!!! no who i am??? well heres a clue I HATE RED FERN AND CONNOR IS NOT MY BOYFRIEND!!!!!!! ok NOW u hav 2 no who this is!!!!! o, and YOU OWE EDWARD CULLEN A SOFTSERVE AT DERRY KWEEN!!! (OH, AND DON'T BUY CHEEAP BAND-AIDS YOU WILL SUFFER IN DAAA HOSPITAL< AND I WILL BE YOU R NURSE!) ok that wuz my friend not me!!!! OK THIS IS me hav u ever watched the notebook? its a sad movie. hav u heard miley cyrus's new song? i no u h8 youtube but just make 1 exception!!! search when i look at you its ahhhmazing!!!
Thursday, November 19, 2009 9:51:52 PM by i h8 red fern
hi wats up i heard u h8 texting n u like proper grammar n stuff but i h8 that!!! like, more than i h8 red fern seriously!!!! soooo ha GLOBAL WARMING DOES EXIST CATHERINE JUST SAYING IF U READ THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, April 26, 2010 10:21:30 PM by Anonymous
omg i was n ur class last year i luv txtin and i hated where the red fern grows but i do luv u MR. KAPOSTASY see u later!!!!!!!!!!................. can u guess who i am????
Thursday, April 29, 2010 5:33:41 PM by Anonymous
if mr.kapostasy ever reads this then. i'm very sorry for the negative comments. i am a kid that was im your class and thought that it was okay. i don't think that any of this should affect the way you act. just ignore the comments. i mean what you say is what you are.
Friday, April 30, 2010 11:46:00 PM by unknown
hi mr.kapostashy this is one of ur students
Monday, May 10, 2010 7:17:43 AM by Anonymous
hey! mr.k! its melody from orange!!!! im one if your students!!
Monday, August 30, 2010 4:17:53 PM by Anonymous
hey mr. k its one of your students im in your pride right now this year.
Monday, November 01, 2010 5:23:38 PM by Your student
Mr.K seriously? Cleveland sexy singles? Red Fern sucks, See ya in class!
Monday, November 01, 2010 5:58:52 PM by Anonymous
hey mr.k im in ur 7th period class this year
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 4:18:44 PM by Anonymous
Check your email..
Friday, September 23, 2011 1:07:05 AM by Anonymous
I love this! Great answers. My favorite is the in which you managed to get the Prius in!!! So like you!

Your Miami friend who owes you a call! Muah!

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