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Get to Know Your Teacher 


I am so happy to be a part of your child's learning experience!  This marks my 14th year of teaching, all of which have been spent right here at Northwood Academy Charter School.  I have taught fifth grade and third grade. I have a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education from Temple University and a master's degree in education from Holy Family University. 

If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns, contact me directly at school: (215) 289-5606 or email me at 

I look forward to working with you this year!

Mrs. Neiss



Homework is assigned on a daily basis Monday-Thursday and is checked for completion the following day. Assignments will be reviewed to assess student understanding. Students begin with a 100% for their homework average. For each assignment that is incomplete, five points will be deducted. In addition, a demerit will be given. All demerits will be noted on your child’s calendar.

Grading Policy
Assessments: 40%
Projects: 30%
Current Events: 20%

Throughout this year, I will be your child's social studies teacher. The following topics will be introduced and discussed.

The Land and Early People
  • Our Country's Geography
  • The Earliest Americans
Time of Encounters

  • A Time of Exploration
  • European Settlement
The English Colonies
  • The New England Colonies
  • The Middle Atlantic Colonies
  • The Southern Colonies
The American Revolution
  • Uniting the Colonies

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