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: Teaching is a profession where you can make an impact on the lives of many young people. I wanted to have the opportunity to be a positive role model for students in the classroom, much like many of my former teachers were for me.
QUESTION: What is one sentence that sums up what you believe is the key to teaching?
ANSWER: I believe the key to teaching is to provide an atmosphere that allows students to feel comfortable asking questions.
QUESTION: When you’re not teaching, you most likely can be found doing what?
ANSWER: During time away from school I enjoy reading, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.
QUESTION: What is one thing about you that likely would surprise your students?
ANSWER: Since I teach social studies, I think my students would be surprised to know that my favorite subject in school was math.
SCHOOL: Mars Area Centennial School
EXPERIENCE: 16 years
HOMETOWN: Penn Hills
RESIDENCE: Adams Township
FAMILY: Wife, Melissa; three daughters, Isabella, Gabriella and Stella