Trinity acquires new special education teachers

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Trinity acquires new special education teachers

Mrs. McCarthy smiles for the camera.

Mrs. McCarthy smiles for the camera.

Morgan Kafana

Mrs. McCarthy smiles for the camera.

Morgan Kafana

Morgan Kafana

Mrs. McCarthy smiles for the camera.

Mrs. McCarthy

Q: Why did you choose to become a teacher?

A: From a young age, I knew I wanted to help kids and be a role model to them.

 

Q: What college did you attend?

A: I attended Seton Hill University in Greensburg.

 

Q: How many years have you been teaching?

A: I have been teaching for six years.

 

Q: Where have you taught prior to Trinity?

A: I’ve taught at Kiski Area High School and Ringgold High School.

 

Q: What is the biggest thing you’ve had to adapt to?

A: The biggest change so far has been going from a regular education teacher to a learning support/Inclusion teacher.

 

Q: What is a goal you’ve set for yourself?

A: I want to have a positive impact on students and staff members. I also want to excel with the job at hand.

 

Q: Who do you co-teach with?

A: I co-teach with Mr. Lee, who teaches Economics. I also am with Mr. Dunn for World History.

 

Q: What are you most excited for this year?

A: It’s a fresh start with new people to work with. I’m also excited to bring new teaching methods to the classroom.

 

Q: What advice would you give someone that wants to become a teacher?

A: Stay focused and be organized. You need to put time into it and will sometimes need to stay after hours. The time you put into the job will payoff and the result is a very rewarding career.

 

Q: What is your favorite part of teaching?

A: I like to plan activities that will challenge but also engage students.

Morgan Kafana
Mrs. Miller poses for a picture.

 

Mrs. Miller

Q: Why did you choose to become a teacher?

A: I always loved the idea of helping kids and having summers off even though I teach summer school.

 

Q: What college did you attend?

A: I attended Bethany College in West Virginia.

 

Q: How many years have you been teaching?

A: I’ve been teaching for about seven or eight years now.

 

Q: Where have you taught prior to Trinity?

A: I worked for the Educational campus at Clark and Transformation Learning. I was a long-term sub with the Intermediate Unit and also at Montour. My most recent school was at Trinity Middle School.

 

Q: What is the biggest thing you’ve had to adapt to?

A: The use of phones by students along with the bookbags. The language that is used at the high school level along with the dress code of students.

 

Q: What is a goal you’ve set for yourself?

A: I want to do my best at the position I have.

 

Q: Who do you co-teach with?

A: I co-teach with Mr. Poletti, Ms. Shaw, and Mr. Swarrow.

 

Q: What are you most excited for this year?

A: Everything new at the high school level. I am excited to learn from the teachers as well as the students.

 

Q: What advice would you give someone that wants to become a teacher?

A: Having a passion and love for what you do is the key thing.

 

Q: What is your favorite part of teaching?

A: I love seeing the growth of students both academically and in maturity.

 

Q: Is there anything you’d like to add?

A: It’s a great day to be a Hiller!