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Avery Reid

Waiting for Class Shawna Myers poses in her “fabulous” classroom, getting ready for her sixth period. She was excited for her forty minute drive home while she listens to music.

Shawna Myers

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?

A: Fabulous.

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.

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