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Article published February 13, 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: My 10th grade chemistry teacher inspired me to become a science teacher.
QUESTION: What is one sentence that sums up what you believe is the key to teaching?
ANSWER: You have to genuinely care about your students and make real-life connections to what you are teaching.
QUESTION: When you’re not teaching, you most likely can be found doing what?
ANSWER: Spending time with my wife and son taking walks and watching movies.
QUESTION: What is one thing about you that likely would surprise your students?
ANSWER: One summer I went to 26 Pirates games, including the no-hitter thrown by the Pirates.

SCHOOL: Seneca Valley Middle School
GRADE: Eighth
EXPERIENCE: Nine years
FAMILY: Wife, Tiffany; and son, Mark