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PLP 2017 Profile: Hendrick Booz

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Name:

William Hendrick Booz V

Birthplace and/or where you grew up:

Fairfax, VA

Current Digs:

Alexandria, VA

Occupation:

High School English teacher

Favorite part about the job:

FCPS pays me to read, study, and talk about literature and language.

Your first job ever:

Entrepreneur: Booz Landscaping (didn't we all have some sort of part-time job when we were young?)

Favorite Book:

The Magus, by John Fowles

Comfort Food:

All different kinds of mac-and-cheese

What’s playing in your car right now?

Saxon Shore & Rogue Wave

Next journey?

Copenhagen, Denmark with a contingent of my high school students

Favorite Virginia destination?

The Shenandoah: river or fores

First political memory?

Campaigning for president of the SCA in 6th grade (I won, by the way: Booz for Everyone became a standard political slogan)

Best advice you ever got?

Think about the people you engage; now, come at them trying to understand their point of view or situation.

If you could have dinner with anyone currently living, whom would it be and why?

Stephen Hawking

One thing most people would be surprised to learn about you?

I love interior design.

Ambition, political or otherwise?

One day, I'd like to serve in a policy position for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Favorite part about the PLP so far?

If I say Friday night caucus, I will get in trouble, so I won't even mention that. The spontaneous interactions with my classmates always invigorates and astounds me.