"As a student who really struggled with school and had to work hard to achieve my academic goals, I knew I wanted to be a teacher who empowered my students who felt like they couldn't achieve mastery. I wanted to show them that as long as they continue to persevere and work hard, they would meet with success!
What I love about teaching is seeing that light bulb come on and the students' excitement in knowing that they finally, and truly understand the skill they worked hard to grasp. It's one of the best feelings in the world to see them celebrate their victories in learning. "
As of the new year, Ms. Kim Habyk (known to all of you as our school librarian) will be the long-term substitute in 6th grade until the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Both Sr. Tracey and Sr. Mary Rita will be offering their assistance with the 6th grade as well.
Miss Habyk is an alumni from Donegal High School 2004 and Messiah College 2009. She was a duel major at Messiah, with English as her primary focus and worked toward a teaching certificate. She also teaches pre-algebra, beginning readers, academic readers, study skills, SAT, ACT, GED, writing, and advanced reading and writing at Sylvan Learning Center. Before Ms. Habyk came to Sacred Heart School she did most of her teaching as a LTS at Susquehanna Township School District. She loves how friendly, compassionate, and encouraging everyone- both staff and students- are here at SHS.
In her spare time, Ms. Habyk she volunteers at her church MJMC and at the local Mount Joy youth oragnization REYS; where she helped to build a free tutoring program for youth ages 5-18, and created/directed an all girls program called Angelus for female youth ages 12-18. When she is not out volunteering or working at SHS or Sylvan, she likes to read, write, draw, watch movies, crochet, knit, make jewelry, equestrian sports, singing, playing guitar, or cook. She has a cat names Tess and another family cat named Buddy. Her favorite seasons are fall (because of the beautiful colors) and winter (she loves to participate in snow-day activities). She has traveled to Europe and seen Paris, France and London, England. If there is anything else you would like to know about Ms. Habyk feel free to ask!
You may contact:
Ms. Habyk at email@example.com
Sr. Tracey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sr. Mary Rita at email@example.com
Click here to access the 6th grade homework page.
Click here to access the middle school math homework page.
Sister Tracey is a 2003 graduate from Merion Mercy Academy and a 2007 graduate of Immaculata University where she majored in Mathematics and minored in Chemistry. Sister holds a PA certification in Mathematics (grades 7-12), Chemistry (grades 7-12), and Special Education (Nursery-age 21). Her main love is Mathematics and she has taught math at the high school level over the past 10 years. She entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 2008 and professed her final vows in 2016. Sister Tracey is currently studying for her M.S. in Mathematics Teaching and Learning through Drexel University and assists in the middle school math and science classes as well as consults on STEM projects here at Sacred Heart. In her spare time, Sister absolutely loves sports and is an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan as well as follows Villanova Men's Basketball.