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