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Article published March 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: Teaching is a profession where you can make an impact on the lives of many young people. I wanted to have the opportunity to be a positive role model for students in the classroom, much like many of my former teachers were for me. QUESTION: What is one sentence that sums up what you believe is the key to teaching? ANSWER: I believe the key to teaching is to provide an atmosphere that allows students to feel comfortable asking questions. QUESTION: When you’re not teaching, you most likely can be found doing what? ANSWER: During time away from school I enjoy reading, traveling and spending time with my family and friends. QUESTION: What is one thing about you that likely would surprise your students? ANSWER: Since I teach social studies, I think my students would be surprised to know that my favorite subject in school was math. JEFF ROSSI SCHOOL: Mars Area Centennial School GRADE: Sixth EXPERIENCE: 16 years HOMETOWN: Penn Hills RESIDENCE: Adams Township FAMILY: Wife, Melissa; three daughters, Isabella, Gabriella and Stella