Who is Mrs. Criss?
Born: January 15th ... long enough ago no date is needed
Education: West Branch class of '87
Kent State University: Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education 1999
Master of Education- Gifted Intervention Specialist 2004
Loves to learn something new every day!
Career: Began teaching fall of 2000- Part time West Branch and Sebring as Gifted Instructor.
Was hired full time at WB as the Gifted Instructor for 10 years.
Became the 6th grade Language Arts teacher for 2 years
Moved to 5th grade Language Arts teacher 2012
Moved back to 6th grade for the 2014-15 school year as a Language Arts and Math teacher, currently teaching 4 sections of Language Arts in 6th grade.
Student Council adviser since 2011
Family: Married Mark Criss, 2 children- Zac serving in the US Navy, married to Miranda, and Marissa, a Nurse in Akron.
Pets: 3 dogs- Munich, Zeva, Zippy 1 cat- Maggie who now lives with Marissa
Mrs. Criss's Favorites:
Favorite Color: navy blue
Favorite Food: Fresh baked bread, hot out of the oven
Favorite T.V. Shows: Don't watch too much TV but if I do it is NCIS or another show along that line
Hobbies: Going on walks with Mr. Criss- preferrably on a beach somewhere warm, spending time with my family and friends- hiking, biking, kayaking..., playing piano or trumpet, and especially enjoying a good book.
Working in my yard, especially my flowers.
Favorite Teams: The WARRIORS of course!
MLB: Indians NFL: Browns- some day/ this will be the year..... NBA Team: Cavs
College: GO BUCKEYES!!!! and the hometown Purple Raiders
Favorite Radio Station: XM Radio The Message
Favorite Book: The Bible- full of wisdom, and guidance
Favorite Book read 2019 summer: A Long way Gone- really makes me appreciate the peaceful country we are blessed to live in, and creates a new level of awareness for children in/from war torn countries.
Favorite Movies: depends on the time of year and what I am doing
Winter-Hallmark Christmas movies
Spring- UP or Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Fall- Remember The Titans or The Blindside
Riding exercise bike or treadmill- Something Disney, they are not too long
Favorite Restaurants: Grinders or Panara
Must have's : Water. Sun, sand, and water at least once a year. Reece's Eggs at Easter time :) Buttered popcorn with a movie. Purple pens when grading. Big Red gum. Dark Chocolate M & M's
Favorite Subjects: Reading and music
Favorite Student: One who does their 20 minutes of reading every day AND THEN talks to me about what they read. I love to hear about the great books you find! They often end up on my stack to read over breaks and the summer.