TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Newsmaker: Robert Penrose

Newsmaker: Robert Penrose - 2012 Oustanding Biology Teacher for Pennsylvania (United School District)
By Tory N. Parish
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

Noteworthy: The National Association of Biology Teachers in McLean, Va., will present to Penrose the 2012 Pennsylvania Outstanding Biology Teacher Award this month. Co-presenters are Prentice Hall publishers and Duquesne University Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

Age: 43

Residence: Brush Valley

Family: Wife, Rebecca; daughters, Jordan, 14, and Ashley, 11

Occupation: Teaches life and physical sciences at United Junior/Senior High School, Indiana County

Background: Penrose became an educator because he liked kids, science and coaching. He coaches the boys track team at United. During his 20 years at the school, he has taught Advanced Placement biology and environmental studies.

Education: Bachelor's degree in secondary education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; master's in education, Gannon University

Quote: “The best part about teaching is getting to know the kids and getting to see them when they finally understand.”

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Unions warn of problems with referrals outside Veterans Affairs system
  2. Nearly 1 in 10 has had identity stolen, RMU poll finds
  3. State police probe trooper’s arrest at Pittsburgh wedding
  4. Family of Children’s Hospital transplant baby urges feds to change cochlear implants policy
  5. University, Pittsburgh officials inspect student housing in Oakland
  6. Close vote expected on posting restaurant grades in Allegheny County
  7. Trac Fabrication all-terrain wheelchairs open world for disabled
  8. Newsmaker: Master Sgt. Edward Altmeyer
  9. Pittsburgh police force’s diversity worsens since discrimination lawsuit
  10. Pa. Monuments license plates revenue to help maintain Gettysburg monuments
  11. Wedding aboard Pittsburgh’s Gateway Clipper ends in arrests
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.