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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.

Social Studies and Drivers Education teacher Cummins McNitt

Social Studies and Drivers Education teacher Cummins McNitt

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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.

 

 

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