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Newsmaker: Cindy Schreiner

Cindy Schreiner, a drama teacher at Mt. Lebanon High School, was recognized by the school board for her 35 years of service.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 11:18 p.m.
 

Notable: Mt. Lebanon Superintendent Timothy Steinhauer and the school board honored Schreiner, a drama teacher, with a proclamation on Monday. She is retiring, having worked after about 35 years with the district. Steinhauer credited Schreiner with giving Mt. Lebanon “the finest high school drama department in the state.”

Age: 58

Residence: Upper St. Clair

Family: Husband, Ron; sons, PJ and Rob

Background: Schreiner started teaching high school English and drama at Mt. Lebanon in 1979, eventually teaching just drama. Notable alumni of her program include actors Ming-Na Wen, Joe Mangianello and Gillian Jacobs; actor and writer Daniel London; and Broadway actress Joelle Gates.

Education: Bachelor's degree in secondary education and communications, West Virginia University, 1978; master's degree, University of Pittsburgh, 1987

Quote: “I'm proud of the kids who went into theater, but I'm also proud of the doctors, engineers and everyone else. ... What makes me feel good about all my kids is that they've pursued their passions and realized their goals.”

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