DIR. OF SPECIAL ED
I am thrilled to be a part of the Mother Teresa family. I graduated from Immaculata University with an undergraduate degree in early childhood, elementary, and special education. I have my master's degree in education along with my reading specialist certification from Cabrini University. I taught second grade for six years. When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family and coaching basketball at the Agnes Irwin School. I am looking forward to working with you and your child this school year!
The engineering curriculum focuses on an engineering design process – an organized method of thinking and solving problems. Working individually and within teams, students will learn to clearly identify the problem in order to create and develop solutions. In fifth grade, students focus on imagining different solutions to the problem. Students understand how to incorporate criteria and constraints into their solutions. Some topics of study are different types of engineers, energy, and technology. Through inquiry-based lessons, students will practice these skills with hands-on investigations that encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and successful teamwork. Most importantly, students will learn to apply these thinking skills to other subjects and to the real world.