Rebecca Snyder, a language arts teacher at Greater Latrobe, said she was stunned when she found out. She uses a unique teaching method in the classroom, that involves hands-on activities to grasp abstract concepts to her students. She tries to "turn the light bulb on for her students." She said she also has a passion to teach, and comes to school giving all her effort, everyday.
Snyder will also compete in the national teacher of the year program. The national winner will be announced in April.