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      Etwas über mich - Something about me 

      Picture of me at a German"selfie" station
      How did I become a German teacher???
      I became interested in the German language in 9th grade when I accidently ended up with German on my schedule.  I really enjoyed it and took four years of it in high school.  I also had the opportunity to participate in an exchange program when I was seventeen.  I spent that summer in Rosenheim, Germany and lived with a family. 
      I continued to study German at Penn State 'just for fun'.  I was planning to become an elementary teacher.  However, during my junior year, after having had some excellent German courses, I decided to teach German.     
      I studied abroad in Kiel, Germany at the Christian Albrechts Universität.  I attended classes in German for six months.  It was very challenging, but this is when I truly became fluent. 
      I graduated from Penn State in 1998.  I taught for one semester at Altoona High School before coming to Hollidaysburg in 1999.  I have been teaching here in Hollidaysburg at the Junior and Senior High ever since.  I am very blessed to have found a career I enjoy so much!!! 

      In 2004, I received my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. In 2009, I earned my English teaching certificate.  Throughout my teaching career, I have participated in many extra curricular activities from softball coach to ski club adviser to German exchange program coordinator.  Nowadays teaching German levels 1-5 and English, advising the German Club and Friendship Connection Program, and raising my three children keeps me busy enough!!!
      3 Children and a dog
      My family sitting on a bench
      My dog, Schnitzel