Teaching is my passion!

Being a native of Altoona and a graduate of Altoona Area High School, I value the outstanding tradition of excellence exemplified by the Altoona Area School District.  Upon graduating from Penn State I was honored to be offered a position at AAHS where I have been teaching chemistry and physics for over 30 years.  Teaching is my passion and I enjoy working with a variety of students and meeting the challenges each day offers.  I believe that while teaching science content, I am also teaching life skills.  I want my students to leave my class knowing that they are capable, amazing individuals with diverse talents.  I also believe that education is not confined to the classroom.  The opportunities for learning stretch to include experiences acquired through extracurricular events.  I am a strong proponent of student involvement in sports, music, drama, service organizations and other activities.  For these reasons, I have served as a coach and adviser for many clubs and organizations throughout my teaching career.  Currently, I am Student Ambassador Adviser and National Honor Society Adviser.