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| Thursday, May 9, 2002

Arlene Barbus

  • Family : Husband, Steven; a daughter, Emily, 4; and a son, Eric, 3 months

  • Age: 35

  • Occupation: She is a math teacher at Carson Middle School in the North Allegheny School District.

  • Residence: Stanton Heights

  • Notable: Barbus was selected a winner of the Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished Junior High School Mathematics Teaching. As winner, Barbus will receive a $100 check, a letter of recognition, a Sliffe Award Winner Pin, a certificate from the Mathematical Association of America, a free one-year membership in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and a one-year subscription to the Math Horizons Magazine.

  • Hobbies: She enjoys spending time with her family.

  • Quote: "What I try to do is make it as interesting as I can. I tell my students that anybody can do math. I try to make the kids feel comfortable."

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