About Mrs. George
It's great to be a teacher at Northwestern Elementary!
Before teaching at NWE, I was a teacher and director at Lehigh Carbon Community College's child care facility. I attended Bloomsburg University, studying abroad in Salzburg, Austria for a semester. I received my Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Kutztown University.
When I am not at school, my husband and I love to travel, camp, kayak, bike, and do all sorts of outdoor activities.
I have three grown children. My daughter Emily, works at LaSalle University in the library. My son James, lives in Boston and works for a non-profit corporation called Reach Out and Read. My other son, Adam is a senior at Temple University and will be studying in Japan for his fall semester. My husband is an elementary teacher at a near-by district.
I like to hang out at book stores, go to the movies, read, hike, bake, walk my dog and travel. Along with my family, I've visited some very interesting places like Estonia, Russia, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. We've hiked mountains in Yosemite, Hawaii and Austria. We've even hiked throughout Bryce Canyon and part-way into the Grand Canyon! One of our goals is to hike all of the Appalachian Trail in PA. We have more than 120 miles of it completed so far! We have managed to hike the southern-most point of the trail on Springer mountain in Georgia, and the northern most point on Mt. Katahdin in Maine as well.
We also enjoy hosting 2 children through the Fresh Air Fund. Each summer, we take them hiking, biking, kayaking, and there is always a trip to Knoebels Amusement Park.
My husband and I are also Puppy Raisers for The Seeing Eye in Morristown, NJ. Our most recent puppy, Whoopi, came to school with me once a week throughout the 2016-17 school year! After about a year of raising these smart, special puppies, they return for their training to become Guide Dogs for the blind. Whoopi is the 5th puppy we have had the pleasure of raising.
I love teaching second grade, and I'm looking forward to all the adventures we are going to have in our classroom this year!