Teacher spotlight: Getting to know Mrs. Fazio


Mrs. Joan Fazio, R.N. is A.W. Beattie's Health and Nursing Sciences instructor for seniors. We asked a few questions to learn more about her, and we will feature another staff member next week.

What was your first job?


Why did you become a Health and Nursing Sciences teacher?

I had been a nurse in a variety of positions for 10 years and I wanted to try one of the many opportunities afforded to nurses.

What do you enjoy most about the Health and Nursing Sciences field?

No repetition. Every day brings something different and challenging.

What do you feel is the key to teaching?

Using different approaches to teaching topics to cover every student’s learning style.

What can you be found doing when you’re not teaching?

I enjoy exercising, and I enjoy time with my children and grandchildren.

What is your favorite TV show or movie?

Vampire Diaries.

What activities are at the top of your bucket list?

I want to see the Grand Canyon.

What can you reveal that people might not expect about you?

I ran the Pittsburgh Marathon.

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