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Article published December 12, 2012
Every week, The Cranberry Eagle will spotlight a local educator, providing a glimpse into what makes them tick. QUESTION: Why did you become a teacher? ANSWER: My journey to becoming an educator began at the University of Pittsburgh when my remarkable adviser, Dr. Fred Koloc, encouraged me to attend Semester at Sea which afforded me the unlikely opportunity of literally traveling around the globe visiting 13 countries: Japan, China, Malaysia, India, Brazil, and others. This enlightening experience inspired me to choose a profession in which I could make a small impact on shaping the world around us. QUESTION: What is one sentence that sums up what you believe is the key to teaching? ANSWER: The key to teaching is being able to connect with students in a way that allows for one to impart her strong understanding of a subject. QUESTION: When you’re not teaching, you most likely can be found doing what? ANSWER: My favorite way of spending time outside of education is laughing with my husband and my three children. QUESTION: What is one thing about you that likely would surprise your students? ANSWER: Besides my, “Around the World in 80 Days,” experience, I suppose my students would be surprised to know that I sat in the very same classroom for seventh grade English. I am honored to once again be an SV Raider! MEGAN LIZEWSKI SCHOOL: Seneca Valley Middle School GRADE: Seventh grade English EXPERIENCE: 14 years HOMETOWN: Cranberry Township RESIDENCE: Cranberry Township FAMILY: Husband, Bob Lizewski; three children; and parents, Gary and Carol Winterhalter