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Article published January 30, 2013


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: I love children and their enthusiasm. It’s wonderful to see the look on their faces when they have accomplished or learned something new.
QUESTION: What is one sentence that sums up what you believe is the key to teaching?
ANSWER: The key is being a caring, flexible, patient person who adapts easily to all situations.
QUESTION: When you’re not teaching, you most likely can be found doing what?
ANSWER: You will find me reading, skiing, golfing, “zumba-ing” or biking.
QUESTION: What is one thing about you that likely would surprise your students?
ANSWER: I am an avid hockey fan and have been since I was 10 years old.

SCHOOL: Rowan Elementary School
GRADE: First grade
EXPERIENCE: 14 years
HOMETOWN: Penn Hills
RESIDENCE: Cranberry Township
FAMILY: Husband, Bob; three children, Jason, Justin, and Melissa; and a dog, Riley