January 16, 2013
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Gabrielle Hock
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 make a difference, and I know it sounds cliché, but each new school year brings new challenges and new potential successes. Fostering student success is very rewarding.
QUESTION: What is one sentence that sums up what you believe is the key to teaching?
ANSWER: I think it’s important to love what you do, especially as a teacher, because it is reflected in what you do every day in the classroom.
QUESTION: When you’re not teaching, you most likely can be found doing what?
ANSWER: I am an avid runner and can be found at the YMCA most days after school; I am also a very big digital scrapbooker.
QUESTION: What is one thing about you that likely would surprise your students?
ANSWER: I have a Labradoodle.

SCHOOL: Mars High School
GRADE: English 9/Journalism
EXPERIENCE: 13 years
HOMETOWN: Northern Cambria, Pa.
RESIDENCE: Cranberry Township
FAMILY: Husband; two children, Abby, 5 and Evan, 2; dog