March 2015 Renaissance Teacher Of The Month: Mr. Cummins McNitt
Every month the TAHS Renaissance Club chooses a teacher or staff member of the month.
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Congratulations Mr. McNitt!
Ten things we love about Mr. McNitt:
- His eye opening wisdom
- His passion for teaching
- For being a “cool dude”
- His lovely stories and experiences
- His hard work, determination and effort
- His love for the community and his students
- His heartwarming laugh
- His helpfulness on learning the ways of the world
- “You’re one in a million”
- For just being you! 🙂
EE: What inspired you to become a teacher?
CM: My mother was a teacher, and she had a profound impact on my life. My father was a well traveled story teller. Though deceased, my parents were my foundation and my inspiration.
EE: How long have you been teaching?
CM: Eight years.
EE: Have you always taught at Tyrone? If not, where else have you taught?
CM: Two years at PSU adjunct staff and one year at Mt. Aloysius adjunct staff.
EE: What is your favorite memory as a teacher?
CM: Anytime a student says “I never though of it that way!” or “Ah, now I get it!”
EE: If you weren’t teaching right now, What would you be doing?
CM: Working for a museum as a folklorist and curator.
EE: where did you attend high school?
CM: Mt. Union.
EE: Where did you attend college?
CM: Thiel College, BA, Penn State, MA, St. Francis University, Teaching Certification, IUP- Drivers Education certification.
EE: What is your favorite movie?
CM: Old Man On The Sea.
EE: What is your favorite book?
CM: Anything written by Louis L’Amour.
EE: What is your favorite sports team and sport?
CM: Football, Pittsburgh Steelers.