Alexa Way-Pilchtchikov recently earned a master of arts degree in teaching from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.
She graduated with a 4.0 grade point average.
The graduation keynote speaker was Andres Alonso, the chief executive officer of the Baltimore City Public School System.
Way-Pilchtchikov is certified to teach grades one through eight and plans to continue teaching in the state of Maryland, where she currently resides.
She is a 2003 graduate of Corry Area High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Maryland.
Way-Pilchtchikov is the daughter of Bud and Janet Way of Corry.