Eighth-grade English/language arts teacher at Western Heights Middle School
Education: Bachelor's degree in elementary education from Shippensburg (Pa.) University, 2001
Mentor: Jodi Young and Chris Hutcher
Favorite part of the job: "Seeing students succeed."
Biggest challenge of the job: "Maintaining an informative and interesting learning environment."
Favorite music: Pop/rock
Favorite car: Volkswagen Passat
Reading now: "The Cat Who Tailed a Thief" by Lillian Jackson Braun