Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Fornauf



I was hired as a 5th grade teacher at NWL in 1991.  I must admit, teaching 5th grade made me nervous!  I went to Shippensburg University to receive my elementary education degree and an early childhood certificate. I also attended Kutztown University to receive my Master's Degree in Education in 1996. I always dreamed of teaching kindergarten or first grade.  However, after student teaching in 5th grade twice, I realized how much I really enjoyed this age.  I was very fortunate to receive an opportunity to teach 5th grade at NWL.


Middle School

I taught 5th grade since 1991, and returned to the middle school as a 6th grade teacher in fall of 2011.  I am very excited to be back at the middle school and being a teacher on the Pathfinders team!  As I was accustomed to fifth graders entering the middle school, I am excited to be on the receiving end of the sixth graders moving up to the middle school.  This is a time of transition full of both excitement and anxiety.  I look forward to helping your child make this transition smoothly.  This age is so much fun - curious, investigative, playful, independent, social, the list goes on, and the middle school provides many opportunities for your child to become involved in a wide range of activities. 

In 1991 I married my husband.  We have one daughter entering college, one son at Northwestern Elementary, a black lab, and a snake.  I



    Welcome to Sixth Grade Pathfinders

    at Northwestern Lehigh

    Middle School!

    6636 Northwest Rd.

    New Tripoli PA 18066

    610-298-8661 Ext. 3921

     Mrs. Fornauf

    Teaming with Mrs. Fitzgerald, Mrs. Kelly, 

     and Mrs. Xander