Boczar, new History teacher, writes her way into Trinity’s history

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Boczar, new History teacher, writes her way into Trinity’s history

Boczar interacts with her students while passing out review worksheets for the next test.  Her bubbly personality is always making her students smile.

Boczar interacts with her students while passing out review worksheets for the next test. Her bubbly personality is always making her students smile.

Makenzie Marino

Boczar interacts with her students while passing out review worksheets for the next test. Her bubbly personality is always making her students smile.

Makenzie Marino

Makenzie Marino

Boczar interacts with her students while passing out review worksheets for the next test. Her bubbly personality is always making her students smile.

Caitlyn Scott sits down with new History teacher, Lauren Boczar, and learns about her transition to Trinity High School.

Q: What made you want to become a teacher?

A: I really enjoyed my history courses and professors’ teaching styles during my undergrad. They were engaging and never strayed from the truth, even with uncomfortable topics. I realized how important this profession was and that teachers do protect and bring light to the truth.

 

Q: When did you know that you wanted to become a teacher and teach history?

A: I coached track and cross country for a year, and I was the Class Advisor at Ligonier Valley High School. I planned prom and fundraised, working with students, faculty, and parents. I knew after that year that I wanted to go back to school and get certified to teach.

 

Q: Where did you go to obtain your teaching degree?

A: I received my Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, and my Master of Arts in Teaching at California University of PA.

 

Q: Where did you teach previously before coming to Trinity?

A: I previously taught at Clearfield Area Junior/Senior High School. I taught English to 9th, 11th, and 12th graders and English Literature to 10th grade. I also coached cross country while I was at CAJSHS.

 

Q:What is the main goal that you hope to strive for when teaching history at Trinity?

A: I hope to connect the past to the present, and to make the content as relevant for students as I can. I also strive to equip students with the skills they will need in their futures.

 

Q: What are you mainly excited to teach this year? 

A: This is all new curriculum for me, but I am excited to integrate English and Social Studies together.

 

Q: What are you excited about for your first year teaching at Trinity?

A: I’m looking forward to getting to know my awesome students, administration, faculty, and staff.

 

Q: What are you looking forward to accomplish in the future?

A: New additions to my schedule this year include coaching Mock Trial and National History Day Club. I’m thrilled to learn more about both of these programs and assist the teams in reaching success.

 

Q: Do you have any advice for anyone who would like to become a history teacher as well?

A: Volunteer as much as you can. If you are passionate about what you teach, you will continue be a lifelong learner and lead by example. Also, there are a lot of great teachers out there, so what else can you contribute to a school district?

 

Q: Do you have anything else you would like for us to know about you?

A: My hobbies include running, snowboarding, music, hiking, kayaking, reading, and doing anything with my dog.