Pittsburgh Penguins December 2022 Teacher of the Month

Future GoalsTM Program

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Pittsburgh Penguins December 2022 Teacher of the Month


Margaret Wiskeman


Pittsburgh Mifflin

Classroom Team:

Tell us about yourself!

Hello, I am Margaret Wiskeman. I currently teach middle level math, at Pittsburgh Mifflin K-8. I grew up as a student in Pittsburgh Public Schools in which I attended Philip Murray Elementary, Knoxville MS, and Carrick HS. I am currently in my 23rd year of teaching with Pittsburgh Public Schools. I graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2000 with my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood/ Elementary, and then went back for my masters degree Elementary/Middle Math in 2006 (SRU). When I was a young child my third grade teacher, Mrs. Triplet, inspired me to become a teacher. I discovered that I enjoyed teaching math through substituting with Pittsburgh Public Schools. I love working with students. I love to build relationships with my students. I was a choreographer and director of dance, color guard, and twirling teams in Pittsburgh for 24 years. We competed with Tournament of Bands and Indoor Association in which I judged units from 2004-2020.

Who is your favorite NHL® player and why?


What is your favorite part of the Future Goals™program? How do you see STEM in the game of hockey?

I love the future goals hockey program. The students really get into the app! They enjoy the program and reviewing the math skills is always helpful. It’s important for the students to see how they can apply math and science in real world situations. Students making connections between math and science and sports is so important! They learn how math plays a role in hockey. I love the combination!

If you played hockey, what position would you play and why?

Defense- to keep the other team from scoring.