Degrees and Certifications:
University Preparation: Immaculata University-M.A.Ed. California State University Long Beach-Teaching Certificates The Pennsylvania State University-B.S. Graduate Level Teaching Certifications in: English as a Second Language Program Specialist Middle Level English Language Arts Middle Level Social Studies Elementary Education Special Education
About Me-My love of world cultures started at a young age with parents who loved to travel the world. When I wasn't able to come along on their many trips, my parents brought back their adventures to Europe, Mexico, Australia, and Hawaii through photographs, artifacts, and exciting stories.
My interest in the world continued in school while I studied the Russian language in middle and high school and later while studying French and Spanish in college. I have been lucky enough to personally visit Europe, Canada, and much of the United States. My job as an ESL Program Specialist allows me to visit with more cultures than I could have imagined just by teaching and learning from the wonderful English language learning students of the Great Valley School District!
Teaching Background-I have been in the education field for about 25 years. My early teaching experience began in Southern California working with kindergarten through twelfth grade students in English as a second language(ESL), general,and special education classes. Later my family moved to Pennsylvania, and while my children were small, I substiute taught and attended graduate school, and taught ESL for the West Chester Area School District. I love teaching for the Great Valley School District first as KD Markley's ESL/ELD Teacher and now in my sixth year at Great Valley Middle School as an ESL/ELD and language arts teacher.