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Article published March 20, 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 am not sure what inspired me to become a teacher. The inspiration must have been pretty strong because ever since I was in kindergarten I knew I wanted to be a teacher. There wasn’t a time that I ever wanted to be anything else. QUESTION: What is one sentence that sums up what you believe is the key to teaching? ANSWER: I believe that the biggest key to success in the classroom is developing a positive and nurturing environment where the children are inspired, motivated and encouraged to reach high expectations every day. QUESTION: When you’re not teaching, you most likely can be found doing what? ANSWER: I love to spend any free time I have traveling. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends and taking my dogs to the park. QUESTION: What is one thing about you that likely would surprise your students? ANSWER:When I was in elementary school I hated reading. It wasn’t until I was in college that I actually liked to read. ANGELA WAGNER SCHOOL: Mars Primary Center GRADE: First EXPERIENCE: Two years HOMETOWN: Butler RESIDENCE: Meridian FAMILY: Husband, Ken; and two dogs, Kena and Kenzie