Butler County Community College - Butler, PA

Instructor Biographies



Mrs. Cheryl Bachman


Mrs. Bachman completed her degrees in Elementary and Special Education at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Cheryl teaches second grade in a self-contained classroom at Moraine Elementary School in the Slippery Rock Area School District. Cherylís expertise in all academic areas and her experience with differentiated instruction enables her to be an excellent tutor for teacher candidates preparing for their exams.


Mrs. Kristen DiDonato


Mrs. Kristen DiDonato earned her Bachelor of Science Degrees in both Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. Kristen also completed her Master's of Reading at California University in Pennsylvania. She currently teaches third grade for the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School. Kristen greatly enjoys working with teacher candidates through one-on-one tutoring to help them achieve their goal of becoming a teacher.


Mrs. Annie Lindsay


Mrs. Annie Lindsay completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education at Miami University of Ohio and then continued her studies to earn a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati.  She is certified to teach grades K-6 and also maintains her principal certificate for grades K-12.  Annie taught for eleven years in the elementary classroom before joining the Butler County Community College family.  She currently teaches courses for the education department and the PAPA/PECT/Praxis program.  Annie has been preparing students for high-stakes standardized state testing since entering the classroom.  She believes that understanding the test objectives, preparing with the correct materials, and designing a study plan geared to meet each student’s needs are the keys to success!


Mrs. Adria Matonak Herlihy


Mrs. Adria Herlihy holds a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education and then completed her Masters Degree in Education, Low Incidence Disabilities at East Carolina University. Mrs. Herlihy is currently an Autism and Emotional Support Special Education Teacher with Seneca Valley School District in Pennsylvania. She brings a wealth of expert knowledge in the area of children with special needs.


Mrs. Kerry Miller


Mrs. Kerry Miller finished her bachelor's degree in history from Minot State University in North Dakota. After returning to Pennsylvania, Kerry earned a master's degree in education from Waynesburg College where she obtained her PA teaching certificate in secondary social studies. Kerry is also certified in English, Math, Science, Biology, Spanish, Health, Library Science, and Latin. Kerry has been an instructor with the Butler County Community College Praxis program since 2006.  She knows how stressful it can be to take the Praxis exams, but Kerry believes the key to overcoming test anxiety is preparation! Kerry provides students with great review materials and helps students focus their attention on key test areas.


Mrs. Holly Murphy


Mrs. Holly Murphy earned her Bachelor of Science Degrees in Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Grove City College and her Master's and Reading Specialist Certification at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.  Holly currently teaches first grade in North Hills School District but also enjoys working with Praxis/PECT students through online courses and individual tutoring.  She understands the hard work and preparation that goes into preparing for the exams and is dedicated to helping her students pass!


Mr. Brian Sauers


Mr. Brian Sauers completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History at the Pennsylvania State University and then continued his studies to earn a Masterís of Elementary Education from Marymount University located in Arlington, Virginia. Brian is certified in Elementary Education K-6 and Middle School Social Studies. Currently he is teaching 3rd grade in the Pine Richland School District, north of Pittsburgh, where he has taught for 10 years. He understands and appreciates the time and dedication essential to preparing and passing the PAPA and PECT exams. Brian enjoys working with future teachers as they prepare for their careers in education.


Mrs. Michelle Vinroe


Mrs. Michelle Vinroe completed her Bachelorís Degree in Mathematics Education at Grove City College, Pennsylvania and currently teaches in the Butler Area. Mrs. Vinro has worked with students of all abilities and prepared many students for standardized exams. She understands the demands of the new Praxis II Mathematics Content Knowledge Exam.



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