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 because I love working with children and I wanted to make a difference. The most rewarding thing about teaching is watching your students grow academically and socially.
QUESTION: What is one sentence that sums up what you believe is the key to teaching?
ANSWER: The key to teaching is to create a fun, positive and consistent learning environment for your students.
QUESTION: When you’re not teaching, you most likely can be found doing what?
ANSWER: When I am not teaching, you can find me with my family. I love to take my boys to different places. We take advantage of what Pittsburgh has to offer. Our boys love to go to the Carnegie Science Center, museums and zoo.
QUESTION: What is one thing about you that likely would surprise your students?
ANSWER: My students might be surprised to know that I am very competitive in just about everything that I do!
SCHOOL: Mars Elementary School
EXPERIENCE: 14 years
FAMILY: Husband, Todd Schiffhauer; and our two sons, Chase and Landon Schiffhauer