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Article published May 8, 2013

TEACHER SPOTLIGHT



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 became a teacher to touch children’s lives and to have an impact on the future. As an educator, the opportunity is always there to say or do something that could positively impact a child’s life forever. That is powerful.
QUESTION: What is one sentence that sums up what you believe is the key to teaching?
ANSWER: The key to teaching is helping students truly believe in their own potential so that they can act upon those beliefs to achieve their dreams.
QUESTION: When you’re not teaching, you most likely can be found doing what?
ANSWER: When I am not teaching, you can find me landscaping, traveling, reading or playing with my dog.
QUESTION: What is one thing about you that likely would surprise your students?
ANSWER: It would surprise my students that I love buying and selling items on eBay!

KELLY McDONALD
SCHOOL: Rowan Elementary School
GRADE: K-4
EXPERIENCE: 24 years
HOMETOWN: Butler
RESIDENCE: Butler