Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Science in Education University of Pittsburgh Bachelor's of Arts in Writing University of Pittsburgh Master's of Fine Arts in Writing Spalding University
Have you ever wondered why Mrs. Maxson became a teacher? Well, here is her tale...
I spent nearly eleven years working as a travel agent. I loved the benefits of traveling and seeing the world, but the job itself was not very rewarding for me. I had always wanted to finish my college education. I love to write and I especially love to read. I also love the theatre. I thought a long time about what kind of career would allow me to express my creativity, indulge my loves of writing, reading, and theatre and also allow me to work with young people. Teaching seemed to be the ideal career path for me. I know that I couldn't have made a better choice. I love the feeling I get when one of my students finally grasps a concept. Hearing them discuss a work of literature - what they take away from it and how they feel about it is truly why I love being a teacher. I love to read the work my students write - seeing the imagination and creativity they possess transmitted to the written page is the best reward that I could ask for.
In her spare time, Mrs. Maxson loves to read (mostly thrillers and suspense), write (she is a published playwright, poet and essayist), sing (she directs a community choir), and spend time with family and friends.
"I love teaching at Portville Central School. I've been here 12 years now. My students are wonderful. They are eager to learn and have much to teach me. Each day is a new journey and I am so very glad we get to share the experiences together!"