Welcome to 8th Grade English
Welcome to 8th grade at Arcola Intermediate School! This is my tenth year teaching at Arcola and time has sure flown by! Arcola is a fun place to be and I'm so fortunate to be a part of this family. As you can probably tell from my photos, I am crazy about the Florida Gators! "Why", you ask? That is because I graduated from The University of Florida with both my bachelors and masters degrees. I taught elementary school, grades 3-5, in Kissimee, Florida to start my career. After two years there, my family moved to Starkville, Mississippi, where I taught grades 1-2 for three years. Before beginning my new adventure in middle school in 2010, I spent several years at home with my children.
My family is a Methacton family as well. My oldest son is a 2014 graduate and is in his senior year at Penn State. My middle daughter is a 2019 graduate and is beginning her college career at West Virginia University, where she will also compete on the Track & Field team as a pole vaulter, and my youngest son is an 8th grader here at Arcola. We are proud to be a part of this great community and school district. My husband is a veterinarian and we have a canine child named Sharley and four hilarious chickens!
Some fun things to know about me, and if you are a Phildadelphia sports fan, you may not like. I grew up in Brooklyn, New York as part of an avid Yankees family! So, you guessed it, I'm a Yankees fan! I am traditionally a Knicks fan as well, although I do root for the Sixers. My family was not into football, so I don't really have an allegiance to the New York teams, and have therefore, become an Eagles fan. Even though I enjoy NFL football, it doesn't hold a candle to college football in my eyes. My favorite thing to do besides watch college football, is to watch my children in all of their activities. My oldest is a musician and I have spent many hours at concerts and marching band calvacades. My other two children are athletes, and I spend lots of time driving them to and from practices and competitions (pole vaulting, track, basketall, tennis, lacrosse, baseball). Finally, I am also the pole vault coach for the Methacton H.S. Track & Field Team, of which Mr. Ronzano is the head coach. So you will frequently find us "talking track" in the hallways between classes! It is hectic, but I wouldn't change it for the world.
Here's to a great year! I'm looking forward to getting to know more about you! :-)