Lisa Iskra, Wilkes-Barre, a member of the Wyoming Seminary Lower School science faculty, recently received the Teaching Excellence Award from the Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. She received the award in recognition of her outstanding ability to teach science, her civility and concern for students and colleagues, her commitment to a value-centered education and her service to Wyoming Seminary and the community. Iskra has taught eighth-grade science at the Lower School for five years and serves as director of the award-winning Science Research Group. She also runs a golf program for students in grades 5-8, serves on the school's health care committee and reaccreditation program committee and teaches afterschool enrichment classes for primary students. Prior to joining Seminary, she taught science at Bishop Hoban High School and other area schools. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Wilkes University and two state certifications in biology and general science.
John A. Bednarz Jr., Wilkes-Barre, was recently a presenter for the Department of Labor and Industry, the Bureau of Workers' Compensation and the Office of Adjudication, at the Workers' Compensation Conference. Approximately 1,300 members of the workers' compensation community participated in the event. Bednarz is the only lawyer in Wilkes-Barre named a Super Lawyer in the practice area of workers' compensation and has been a board-certified civil trial attorney since 1991. He has been practicing law in Wilkes-Barre since 1978. In addition to workers' compensation, his law practice includes representation of injured people in auto accidents, trucking accidents, Social Security disability and products liability.
Shannon E. Doyle, Wilkes-Barre, recently earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. Doyle is a member of the Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society, the Pathology Honor Society and the Foundations of Clinical Medicine Honor Society. She will begin a residency in pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University/DuPont Children's Hospital, Philadelphia. Doyle earned a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, from Villanova University in 2007.
Jennifer L. Zatorski, Nanticoke, recently earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. Zatorski is a member of the Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society, the George McClellan Honor Society and a committee member of Jeff HOPE. She will begin a residency in family medicine at the Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster. Zatorski earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007 and a Master of Science degree in 2008 from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.