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Article published April 3, 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: When I was a high school student, I had a teacher named Debra Toland. She was one of the toughest teachers I ever had, but the way she shared her passion for teaching and took a genuine interest in helping me become not only a good student but also a better person was inspiring! My experiences working with her over four years had a great deal to do with my decision to go into teaching.
QUESTION: What is one sentence that sums up what you believe is the key to teaching?
ANSWER: For me, the key is having both a love for what I do and a constant desire to learn and improve.
QUESTION: When you’re not teaching, you most likely can be found doing what?
ANSWER: Anytime I am not working, I am with my family. We love to take weekend trips and spend time outdoors.
QUESTION: What is one thing about you that likely would surprise your students?
ANSWER: Ten years ago this summer, my husband and I were married in Las Vegas.

SCHOOL: Mars High School
SUBJECT: Physics
EXPERIENCE: 10 years
HOMETOWN: Wheeling, W.Va.
RESIDENCE: Penn Township
FAMILY: Husband, Steve; daughter, Hallie, 6; sons, Liam, 4, and Dylan, 2.