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High School

Tuesday, September 7 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

David Hsiung Speaker Series
Dave Hsiung—Juniata College (Huntington, PA)

David C. Hsiung is the Charles and Shirley Knox Professor of History at Juniata College. Educated at Yale University and the University of Michigan, he has taught at Juniata for thirty years. David has received several teaching awards, including being named Pennsylvania Professor of the Year in 2000 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Tina Johnston Speaker Series
Tina Johnston—Retired, Altoona Area High School (Altoona, PA)

Tina Johnston graduated from Penn State University and completed graduate work in English and Education at St. Francis University. She continues to attend and participate in teacher training workshops at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. With 34 years of teaching English to her credit, Tina has been a member of the National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE) for the past 15 years.
Mike Mulvey Speaker Series
Mike Mulvey—The Bolles School (Jacksonville, FL)

Mike began teaching high school in 2000. For the past five years, he has been teaching a semester-long elective titled, “Post-9/11 American Studies” at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida. This course explores three essential questions: what happened on 9/11, why did it happen, and what does it mean. In preparation for this course, Mike attended the Gilder-Lehrman Institute Seminar at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Mike also teaches English and is the Head Boys Lacrosse Coach at The Bolles School.

Middle School

Wednesday, September 8 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Casie Buhler Speaker Series
Casie Buhler—St. Marys Area Middle School (St. Marys, PA)

Casie Buhler is a sixth grade ELA teacher at Saint Mars Area Middle School. She recently started her 13th year of teaching and is deeply passionate about middle school. Casie enjoys teaching novels, creative writing, and providing real world experiences when possible.
Dawn Erich Speaker Series
Dawn Erich—St. Marys Area Middle School (St. Marys, PA)

Dawn Erich received her Special Education and Elementary Education Degree from Clarion University. She is currently starting her 23rd year at St. Marys Area Middle School, where she will be teaching 6th grade Social Studies and 8th grade ELA. She is also certified to teach English. Very passionate about making sure that students never forget the events is September 11, 2001, Dawn utilizes different lessons to focus on New York, Washington, DC, and Shanksville.
Scott March Speaker Series
Scott Marsh—Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools (Mechanicsburg, OH)

Scott Marsh has taught twenty-four years at Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools. For the past six years, he and his middle school social studies classes have conducted research studies in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh. The research has centered on children’s experiences in their visits to difficult heritage sites, including the Flight 93 National Memorial, Pentagon Memorial, and Johnstown National Memorial. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University and a master’s degree from Urbana University.
Tracie Meeker Speaker Series
Tracie Meeker—St. Marys Area Middle School (St. Marys, PA)

Traci Meeker is from St. Marys, PA. She attended Clarion University, earning a BS in Elementary Education. Traci received her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University. This fall will mark her 23rd year of teaching.
Ellen Stolarski Speaker Series
Ellen Stolarski—St. Marys Area Middle School (St. Marys, PA)

Ellen Stolarski has been a librarian at SMAMS for 9 years. Ellen has participated in several programs outside of her library including PSLA’s Emerging Leader Program (2014-15), ILEADUSA (2016) and taught at a summer camp in Poland through the Kosciusko Foundation (2018). She is also the co-chair of the Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award committee. In addition, Ellen is also the middle school coordinator for the Connected Library Consortium. She was awarded the ISTE Librarians Network PLN Secondary award in 2018.

Last updated: December 16, 2021

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