Mrs. Schade is a beloved math teacher here in Southold. Currently in her second year on the team, she's found that Robotics has influenced her both as a teacher and a mother. She loves to influence and guide kids which is why she became a teacher. This is exactly what FIRST Robotics does; she's able to reflect on the team's achievements each year which makes her very proud of our team. In her free time, she loves going to the gym and spending time with her family.
Mr. Gammon is an important figurehead on the team. This is the 3rd year that Mr. Gammon has been actively involved with Robotics. He loves to see all of the growth and progress throughout the six weeks as the season is in full force. He enjoys being a mentor because he gets to see first hand how everyone overcomes the different challenges. His most memorable experience was when the team was discussing which teams we wanted to bring to the finals for Aerial Assist. If he had to describe the team in one word, it would be awesome, and if he had to do the same for himself, that word would be motivated. When his schedule isn't filled with Robotics, he's fishing and sailing.
Mrs. Chilton is a mother figure who has found a whole new world inside of our family.The lives of the Chilton duo revolve around the build season. She admires the team because of their dedication to the program. Since there was not a program when she was in school, she enjoys jumping in and helping along side the team. She loves seeing the group develop their confidence level; Mrs. Chilton noted that students who join with the least confidence come out with the greatest . Her most memorable moment was in 2010* when the team bounced back from the lowest seed, advanced to the finals, and ultimately finished in the national competition. The team that chose us to be a part of their alliance wrote a book which included our team. She started getting involved with the LEGO Robotics program in 2005 and has continued ever since. When she isn't guiding the team, she has a ball cooking, baking, gardening, or taking pictures.
Mr. Chilton is a driving force of the progress on our team. Similar to the other members, Mr. Chilton has been changed by the students on the team. He never thought he could pursue teaching, but as many other people have stated, he found out that he found great joy in working with the kids. He loves to help build the robot each year in the shop, and he also loves to spend time with the team. His most memorable moment is the same moment as Mrs .Chilton, when the team went from close to last place all the way back up to getting picked for the number one alliance. To sum up the team and himself in one word, Mr .Chilton chose Pride. When he is not consumed by the robotics season, he is restoring old cars ,practicing on the drums, and fishing.