Getting to Know You: Questions and Answers for the New Year

Happy New Year!


While browsing my social media feeds over the holidays, a blog post from the Center for Teaching Quality caught my attention. In it, the author outlined a compelling list of questions and answers, designed to help readers learn more about her and others. Considering that it’s been awhile since my last post on ESM, I decided to borrow the idea as my inaugural post for 2014.


5 Random Facts About Me

  1. I love dinosaurs.
  2. I am a proud Worcester Academy alumna.
  3. I was denied early admission at Mount Holyoke College. I attended Mills College my first year and applied to transfer to MHC the next year. [I was accepted and graduated in 2001.]
  4. I worked as the web and multimedia manager at The Madeira School before starting my own business, The Strategic Peacock, where I work as a social media strategist, helping schools and small businesses promote their online presence.
  5. I’ve completed 3 marathons, 3 half-marathons, and 2 triathlons.

I Tag These 5 edSocialMedia Bloggers

  1. Basil Kolani
  2. Cassie Dull
  3. Brendan Schneider
  4. Stephen Johnson
  5. Stacy Jagodowski

5 Questions for edSocialMedia Bloggers

  1. What’s your proudest educational moment (either as a student or a teacher/administrator)?
  2. Who is your favorite teacher and why?
  3. iOS or Android?
  4. What’s you’re favorite mobile or desktop app?
  5. What’s you’re favorite social media tip or trick?

5 Rules

  1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger.
  2. Share 5 random facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the 5 questions the nominating blogger has created for you and publish to edSocialMedia under the title Getting to Know You: Q&A with [Name]. 
  4. List 5 bloggers.
  5. Post 5 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer (you don’t have to use the 5 questions above), and let all the bloggers know they have been nominated.

I look forward to reading your responses and learning more about each other in year ahead.


Title credit created by Libby Levi for

Marisa Peacock

Principal/Chief Strategist at The Strategic Peacock

Marisa Peacock is the principal and chief strategist for The Strategic Peacock. As a social media strategist and marketing consultant, Marisa helps organizations create and implement online strategies that appropriately target the right audience with the right information using the right media. Additionally, Marisa is an adjunct faculty member at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) where she teaches Social Media Marketing as a part of the Masters in Business of Art and Design program. She resides in Arlington, VA.