June 13, 2018
USC German teacher selected for panel
Upper St. Clair German teacher Kristin Weaver has been selected to participate in a panel discussion for high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in teaching German. The panel is one of several events sponsored by the Goethe Institut and the University of Pittsburgh Department of German as part of a Karrieretag (career day).
“These types of opportunities are extremely important for teachers and students because it provides an opportunity to connect with the surrounding communities,” Ms. Weaver said. “In a time that many students aren't as interested in the teaching profession, this event will help promote a love of world language teaching. This is important as our society becomes increasingly global.”
The event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at the University of Pittsburgh.
Ms. Weaver is one of three University of Pittsburgh alumni German teachers expected to comprise the panel. Each will provide a brief presentation followed by questions and discussion with students.
Currently a German teacher at Upper St. Clair’s Fort Couch Middle School, Ms. Weaver joined the district’s faculty in 2013. Previously, she taught German 1-4 at Penn-Trafford High School for six years. In addition, she has served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hill University.
A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Ms. Weaver holds a bachelor’s degree in German and master’s degree in teaching. She is both a graduate and resident of Upper St. Clair.