Aisha Anderson teaches high school English at Agora. She is passionate about teaching, writing and helping students who make the effort to help themselves. When she is not teaching, Aisha enjoys target archery, dancing, and writing.
Alan Crawford is a high school special education teacher. He is passionate about being an advocate for his students and helping them succeed. When not teaching, you can often find Alan spending time on the beach in sunny California or skiing on the mountains in Pennsylvania.
Alison Force is a social studies teacher who currently teaches US History. She believes that every student can achieve and succeed in school and beyond through learning and empowerment. When not teaching, Alison enjoys spending time with her children and husband, as well as reading.
Allison Read teaches high school English. Since she joined Agora in January of 2012, she has taught British Literature, American Literature, Creative Writing and Journalism. Before becoming a teacher, Allison was an officer in the United States Army Reserve, a health and fitness instructor, a human resources professional and a journalist. Allison recently completed her first fiction novel.
Allison Sonlin is a high school English teacher and has been with Agora for three years. She loves helping her students find that learning can be fun! She loves singing and performing in local theaters. She welcomed her first baby girl in the spring.
Amber Metz is an English teacher. She graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in Secondary Education English. This is her 4th year teaching British and World Literature at Agora. She likes to spend her spare time reading and relaxing with her husband, Rick, and dog, Lola.
Amy Barlow is a special education teacher. She is passionate about helping students reach their goals and see all the possibilities available to them. Amy enjoys spending time with her family, reading, watching plays and going to the movies.
Andy Rinaldi teaches high school level music and audio engineering. He sincerely enjoys making music an exciting and accessible topic for all students. In his free time, he performs and composes music, and he loves to cook. Andy often says, “A good meal is like a song you can eat!”
Anita Chludzinski graduated from the Thiel College with a Bachelors in History and Edinboro University with a Masters in Educational Leadership. She has eight years of teaching experience and has spent two of those years with Agora. She is the oldest child in her family by five minutes. She enjoys playing sports, especially softball. Anita coaches high school softball and plays in a slow pitch and a fast pitch league during the summer.
Anna Lepsch is a high school special education teacher at Agora. She is passionate about making meaningful and impactful connections with both students and their families. When not teaching, Anna enjoys swimming, instructing swimming classes, and lifeguarding at the local YMCA.
Anta Brucker is a high school education teacher and has been with Agora for 6 years. She loves seeing her students grasp new ideas and concepts in their classes as well as using technology to make all this happen! In her spare time, she enjoys fitness and spending time with her two girls and her husband.
April Calton is a high school science teacher who has enjoyed teaching various science courses at Agora for the past 5 years. April strives to promote interest in science by creating engaging lessons that allow students to connect and interact with the material. On a personal note, April loves spending time with her family and spending time outdoors whenever possible!
Barb Harvey is a high school special education teacher and department chairman at Agora. She is passionate about inclusion and teaching students with disabilities. When not working, Barbara likes to go to the beach, spend time with her family and dog, and enjoy life.
Barb Thayer is a high school English teacher. She is passionate about providing a safe, caring, and fun learning environment to her students. When not teaching, Barb loves spending time with her family and reading.
Barbara Karp is a high school history teacher at Agora. She is passionate about supporting all students succeed in school and in life. When not teaching, Barbara loves going to plays, concerts and movies as well as traveling.
Bob Galonski is a high school Earth Science teacher. He is passionate about making his classroom a fun and inviting environment where students are encouraged to be themselves while learning. During his free time, Bob loves to spend time playing video games and watching Pittsburgh sports.
Brianne Cox is a high school math teacher. She enjoys teaching students how to apply math to every day events. When she’s not teaching, Brianne likes to listen to music and visit the beach.
Brittany Kieffer is a life skills support teacher. She enjoys working with the students and colleagues in special services. She couldn’t have asked for a funnier group of teachers! When Brittany isn’t chatting up a storm with students, she is chasing her 2 boys and a dog around the house. She also loves being outside in the warm weather for golfing and kayaking!
Callie Gaylord teaches high school English. She loves to help students who are really inquisitive and ready to learn. She is an avid New England Patriots fan and loves to spend time with her family hiking, biking, cooking, and camping.
Cara Schweizer has her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Resource Management from Penn State University. She is currently enrolled at American Public University and is working towards her Masters in Environmental Science. She has had the privilege of teaching science at Agora for since August of 2011 and truly enjoys it every single day!
Cathy Boyer is a high school math teacher. She is passionate about helping every student succeed in learning math. When not teaching, Cathy enjoys spending time with her family. She also loves to cook and bake.
Chantel Spess is a high school history teacher. She is passionate about creating engaging lessons and instilling in her students a love for history. When not teaching, Chantel loves to travel or spend time on the trails riding her horse.
Christie Butler is a high school English teacher. She is excited to share her love of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and writing with her students. Christie loves to spend her free time with her husband watching their two daughters on the soccer field, in dance classes, or in yoga classes.
Christina Abul-Ela is a high school math teacher. She is passionate about making math accessible and hopefully fun for all students. When not teaching, you can often find Christina cooking up great meals in the kitchen, spending time with her family, or watching her favorite sci-fi movies.
Christina Orangis is a high school social studies teacher. She is passionate about creating relevant and engaging lessons for her students. When not teaching, Christina loves spending time with her family and friends.
Christina Scotillo-Sowa is a special education teacher. She is passionate about providing a personalized education to fit all student needs. When not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her one-year-old son. Her favorite hobby is shopping.
Christopher Weisz is a World History teacher. He is passionate about making the virtual classroom fun and full of learning every day. When he is not at school, he enjoys hanging out with friends and coaching and participating in sporting events.
Cindy Shonberg is a high school Biology teacher. She loves providing an engaging classroom community for her students. Cindy loves to spend time outdoors enjoying nature. Some activities she enjoys are hiking, kayaking and cross-country skiing.
David Clagett is a member of the high school history department. His goal is to provide a social studies education that promotes critical thinking, awareness of current social issues, and respect for cultural diversity. Outside of the virtual classroom, he enjoys reading non-fiction, watching comedy, listening to music, cooking, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Dena Petruzzelli is a high school English teacher. She is passionate about promoting independent thinking and creativity in her classroom. When she isn't teaching, you will find Dena walking her two Chihuahuas or reading a book in the park.
Diane Broniszewski is a high school French and Spanish teacher at Agora. She is passionate about finding new and creative was to teach foreign language online. Diane loves to travel and has been to Europe several times. These days, she enjoys spending time with her young son and husband.
Diane Foley is a special education teacher. She is passionate about encouraging students to succeed, no matter what they struggle with. When not teaching, you can often find Diane at the gym taking a zumba class or making scrapbooks of her family.
Diane Kunitsky is a chemistry teacher at Agora. She enjoys sharing real-world applications of chemistry with her students. Outside of the classroom, she cherishes spending time with her family and doggies.
Elissa Kelleher is a special education teacher and has been with Agora for 6 years. She is passionate about getting students to see their full potential. When not teaching, Elissa loves spending time her family and friends.
Elizabeth Bock is a special education teacher. She loves that Agora gives students so many opportunities to succeed and thrive, when they may have previously experienced difficulties. When Beth isn’t teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 kids, hiking, skiing, reading, doing karate, and playing games.
Emily Nugent is a high school science teacher. She is passionate about providing the best education she can for her students. When Emily is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her children, husband and dogs, as well as shopping.
Eric Buffington is a high school math teacher. He loves providing fun math videos showing how math can be used in real life. When not teaching math, he can be found writing books, woodworking or spending time with his amazing family.
Eric Pfeiffer is a high school Earth Science teacher. He strives to help students understand the relevance of Earth Science to their lives. When he is not teaching, Eric loves gardening and traveling with his family.
Erica Macuga is a high school English teacher at Agora. She is dedicated to helping students best achieve their academic success through learning and having fun! When not teaching, you can often find Erica reading, cooking, cheering on the Steelers and West Virginia University Mountaineers, or spending time with her husband and three children.
Erin Weldon is a high school special education teacher. She is passionate about helping her students meet their goals in order to achieve academic success. When not teaching, you can often find Erin spending time with her family, friend and pets.