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Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite comic strip because it reminds me so much of all the adventures and explorations my younger brother and I had while growing up together.
My brother and I grew up in the area with our parents and Northwestern Lehigh is our Alma Mater. When I graduated in 1992, the middle school was just being built. I never imagined at the time that I would some day be teaching in the middle school. Before I was hired in January 2001, as a sixth grade teacher, I was a substitute teacher and a remedial teacher in the middle school. Since then, I have also taught fifth grade and I now find myself on the sixth grade Pathfinder team teaching social studies and science.
Even though I have spent a lot of time at Kutztown University (received my Master's Degree in Art Education in December 2008), I still consider myself a Nittany Lion. I always knew that I wanted to become a teacher, so I went to Penn State and received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in May 1996. During my last semester, I had the opportunity to student teach in Pierre, South Dakota, at the Pierre Indian Learning Center. I taught third graders of various Native American tribes. It was an experience that I will hold close to my heart.
A few other things that I hold close to my heart are my husband and our two sons, Nolan and Henry, and our yellow Lab, Mohegan (Mo). Also, friends, family, and the many memories of teaching children.
When I am not teaching, you may find me watching football . . .WE ARE . . . PENN STATE! and GO STEELERS!, watching basketball . . . GO SIXERS!, watching baseball . . . GO PHILLIES!, reading, drawing, writing poetry, fishing, hiking, running, camping, skiing, and taking Mo swimming.
So, stop by my room if you have a fish story or a funny dog story to tell, want to talk about sports, just want to recommend a book, or read me a poem you wrote. I am a good listener.