Q: Where did you go to high school and could you describe your high school experience?
A: I went to a Portage Area High School in Portage Pa. I thoroughly enjoyed the high school band, chorus, track and many extra curricular activities.
Q: How have the first few weeks of school gone for you?
A: Great. I enjoyed meeting the students and getting back to teaching.
Q: If you could describe your new classroom in one word what would it be?
Q: Could you describe your prior teaching experience?
A: I taught in Virginia for 11 years and bio integrated science for five years at the junior high.
Q: What got you interested in the subject you teach and what was your favorite growing up?
A: My high school biology teacher got me interested in biology; it was my favorite subject growing up.
Q: What brought you to Altoona to teach?
A: I heard about the opportunity and couldn’t wait to get back to teaching.
Q: What inspired you to become a teacher?
A: My mother was a teacher, and I was influenced by a lot of great teachers in my life.
Q:Why did you choose to teach high school?
A: I wanted to teach in my subject area.
Q: If you could teach another subject what would it be and why?
A: English because I love to read.
Q:What is your go to snack or lunch item to bring with you to school?
A: A rice cake
Q: If you could choose one fast food restaurant to be in the school cafeteria what would it be and what would you order there?
A: Chick fil la – the original chicken sandwich.
Q:Who has been the most help to you as you have started this new job?
A: Mrs. Gardener.