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Kristina McKenna is a secondary English teacher

by Daniel Tripp — Posted Jun 02, 2011 12:05 PM
I came to Penn State with a passion for reading and writing, so majoring in English was a logical choice. From Plato and Catullus to Steinbeck and Plath, my professors continued to feed this passion, offering me opportunities for growth in my writing and communication skills, as well as broadening the scope of my reading.
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Kristina McKenna is a secondary English teacher

“I came to Penn State with a passion for reading and writing, so majoring in English was a logical choice.  From Plato and Catullus to Steinbeck and Plath, my professors continued to feed this passion, offering me opportunities for growth in my writing and communication skills, as well as broadening the scope of my reading.  My degree enabled me to explore a number of different professions, including teaching, which prompted me to obtain my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  Today, I have dedicated my professional life to helping young minds realize what the literary world has to offer.  I am grateful to the professors and staff at Penn State who gave me the passport to this world of opportunities."

Kristina Guthrie McKenna is a secondary English teacher in Centre County, Pennsylvania. Prior to entering into the education field, she worked as a contributing editor for Professional Jeweler Magazine and Jewelers Circular Keystone, and jewelry designer for one of State College’s most exclusive jewelry boutiques. She lives with her husband, James, and two young sons in State College, PA.