Phone: 570-459-3221 ext 20500


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education and Minor in Reading from Wilkes University Currently working to receive a Masters in Reading at King's College and become a certified Reading Specialist in PA

Mrs. Theresa Gawlas


My name is Mrs. Theresa Gawlas and I will be your child's teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. This will be my sixth year teaching at Drums Elementary. I graduated from Wilkes University in May of 2016 with a Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood/ Elementary Education with a minor in Reading and a concentration in Special Education. During my time at Wilkes University, I was awarded the Outstanding Early Childhood/Elementary Education teacher and Teacher Service awards.  

I currently attend King's College and am on track to graduate my Master's degree in Reading in May of 2023. I live in Mountain Top with my husband Robert, our sons Ryan and Jack,  and energetic chocolate lab, Rooney. When I am not teaching at school, I enjoy teaching dance and have for the past twelve years. I also serve as the director for a local summer children's theater program. I am excited to make this school year the best yet. I can be contacted best via e-mail and Class Dojo!

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