Degrees and Certifications:
Welcome to Fifth Grade Language Arts!!! I am so excited to meet and learn about all of you! Here is a little information about me:
Where was I born and raised?
I was born in Hazleton and raised in the Conyngham and Sugarloaf Valley.
Where did I go to school?
I was the last class to graduate from West Hazleton High School (which is now an elementary and middle school). I graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Elementary Education in 1996. I received my Master's degree in reading instruction from Bloomsburg University in 2006.
How long have I been teaching? What subjects and grades have I taught?
I have been a teacher for 22 years. Before teaching at Heights-Terrace, I taught in Manteca, CA and in Allentown, PA. This is my 19th year teaching at Heights Terrace. I have taught eighth, seventh, fifth, and second grades since being at Heights. I have taught all subjects over the years. I have been a fourth grade English and Language Arts teacher for the past nine years, and this is my third year teaching fifth grade! I am VERY excited and looking forward to a great year!
I am also married to a teacher! He teaches seventh and eighth grade science in the Tamaqua Area School District. I also have two sons ages fourteen and ten. I love sports and I am a huge fan of Penn State football and of the New York Yankees!!!