By Melanie Walend
Q: What college did you go to?
A: I got my bachelor’s at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and I got my masters at the University of Maryland.
Q: Did you originally want to teach what you teach now when in college?
A: No, I did not want to be a teacher.
Q: What made you decide to start teaching?
A: My professor had me tutor students and I loved seeing the light bulb go off in people’s heads.
Q: What ended up bringing you to teach here?
A: The diversity of students.
Q: How long have you been teaching at Clearview?
A: 8 years
Q: What do you like most about teaching?
A: STUDENTS!!! Helping students succeed!!!
Q: What inspires you most?
A: Seeing students do more than what they thought they could when they joined my class.
Q: Do you pick favorites?
A: “No, they pick me.”
Q: What are some of your hobbies and interests outside of school?
A: Anything adventurous, adrenaline rush, and of course anything with my kids.
Q: Favorite food?
A: Anything spicy and hot.
Q: Favorite music?
A: Christian Rap.
Q: What is your favorite ride at Cedar Point?
A: The Top Thrill Dragster, of course!