Shawn Cherinchak

Teacher, High School

Kutztown University, B.A. of Science, English Education

Brittany Malcolm faculty

Shawn has been an English instructor at Penn Foster since 2015. Previously, Shawn was a Homework Help teacher at a local school district, working with students from grades 9 through 12. Shawn enjoys many things, including reading, seeing new movies, going to concerts, playing with his pet dog, and spending time with his wife and their child.

What is your proudest teaching moment?
My proudest teaching moments occur when I notice the “light bulb” click after explaining a concept to a struggling student. Their excitement and reactions are priceless.

What is one piece of advice you'd like to give students?
Not to sound cliche, but students should never give up! Always try your best and reach out for help when necessary.

What are some of your passions?
A couple of my passions include hiking and collecting rare items (coins, comics, etc.).

What is your most memorable experience as a student?
My most memorable experience as a student was building a model of a log cabin for my American History class. It was very time consuming, but I was pleased with the final product (and I still have it!)

What are some of your personal or professional goals?
I plan on continuing my education to eventually obtain my Master's degree.

What is your greatest strength?
I think my greatest strength is always trying to find ways to improve myself. When necessary, I ask questions and reach out for help in order to accomplish that.

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