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 believe that teaching is a special calling. I wanted to mix my passion for the Spanish language and culture with my desire to work with children. Helping students reach their full potential and experience success is something special that drives me to continue to teach.
QUESTION: What is one sentence that sums up what you believe is the key to teaching?
ANSWER: I believe the key to teaching is a positive attitude, connecting with students, high expectations, fairness and a sense of humor!
QUESTION: When you’re not teaching, you most likely can be found doing what?
ANSWER: Spending time with my husband and daughter and cheering for the Steelers and Penguins!
QUESTION: What is one thing about you that likely would surprise your students?
ANSWER: I am a published author of a series of Spanish textbooks that are used primarily in cyber schools and were recently accredited by Stanford University.
SCHOOL: Seneca Valley Intermediate High School
GRADE: Nine and 10
EXPERIENCE: 13 years
RESIDENCE: Ellwood City
FAMILY: Husband, Ivan; and daughter, Madelyn