MEET OUR DYNAMIC TEACHERS
At MTC, our amazing teachers set high expectations for their students and do not give up on any child who is struggling to meet them. They are equally organized and adaptable – both accountable to MTC’s curriculum standards and to the diversity of their classrooms. Our teachers – rich in educational achievement, valuable certifications and deep experience in their respective fields / grade levels – challenge and engage students, forming creative thinking environments. In turn they ask students to ask “why” and challenge the status quo. They build classrooms forged in respectful relationships amongst the students and are acutely in tune with possible threats to children’s well being, be it bullying or otherwise. Finally, our faculty insist on openness and transparency with parents, communicating often around performance, calendars, expectations, etc.
DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
I am thrilled to be a part of the Mother Teresa family. I graduated from Immaculata University with my 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!
Hi, my name is Angie Alexander and I am so happy to be teaching at MTC. I graduated from Barry University in Miami Shores where I received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in business and earned my Masters in Elementary Education from Florida International University. While at Barry I played soccer and softball and I’m a huge fan of the women’s national soccer team.
I have 20+ years teaching experience from Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade. While in Florida, I started a Catholic school for St. Justin the Martyr in Key Largo. Teaching is so rewarding and gives me a sense that I am making the world a better place one student at a time. My philosophy is that caring is what children need first, when they know I care they open up their heart and mind and I can teach them. I have 4 grown children who are my world and a wonderful husband of 30+ years. In my free time I enjoy playing with my 2 dogs and a cat who thinks she’s a dog, playing pickleball, any and all exercise classes, coaching soccer or supporting one of my many professional sports teams.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE
I am thrilled to be teaching Middle School Science this year! I graduated from Drexel University, where I played soccer and lacrosse. I taught Middle School Science for one year at Springfield High School prior to arriving at MTC. I am a HUGE of Philly, not only the sports, but also the food, the skyline, and the history. When I'm not planning for the school year, I l enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, writing, painting, and reading. I am SO excited for this school year!
I am thrilled to be teaching PK4 this year! I have been working with children for many years and have been here at MTC for the last five years. My two children attend school here at MTC, too! In my free time, my kids and I like to go to the beach. I'm looking forward to meeting my new students and to a year full of learning and growing together mixed with a whole lot of fun!
Hello! My name is Dan Breidinger and I am the music teacher at Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School. I graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. This is my fifth year teaching at MTC and I love providing fun and meaningful musical experiences for the students! Whether it’s performing in concerts or learning a new musical instrument, I enjoy challenging students’ thoughts and preconceptions about music. When I am not teaching, I love playing the guitar and drums, spending time with my wife and daughter, socializing with friends, cooking, and learning new skills through DIY projects around the house. I am looking forward to another great year at MTC!
I am so excited to be a part of the MTC family this year! I currently live in West Chester with my puppy Marley! I graduated from West Chester University in December of 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education and received my certification for grades PreK-4. I am currently in graduate school at West Chester to receive my Special Education Certification as well. I have taught both Kindergarten and Preschool in the past and I am so excited to start my third grade journey here at MTC!
ENGINEERING & MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH
I have been teaching at MTC for about six years. I received my master's in education from Neumann University with certifications in elementary, special education, and middle school math. Prior to becoming a teacher, I worked as a product test engineer. I currently have the privilege of teaching Middle School Math and K - 8 grades Engineering. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family, fixing things, and playing tennis. I am passionate about developing students' skills until they achieve that "Aha!" moment!
I am really excited to have spent the last 5 ½ years with MTC as the Physical Education Teacher. I graduated from the Hill School in 2000, and went on to attend the University of Pittsburgh on a full scholarship for Wrestling. I graduated with a Degree in Communications, and went on to coach Wrestling at various high schools in the area, and run my own Personal Training business as well. I also spent a few years training professional athletes in Scottsdale, Arizona. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, two children and two dogs. We love going to the beach, and doing other outdoor activities. I am looking forward to another successful school year here at MTC!
I am thrilled for my first year at MTC! I teach 6th and 8th grade ELA and I am also in the Resource Room. I received my English Education degree from University of Delaware and I currently live in Philadelphia with my husband, son and dog. In my free time I enjoy relaxing with my family, reading, traveling and being outdoors. I am looking forward to a fun filled year of learning and growing together. Also, Go Eagles!
Hello! My name is Greg Kobilka, and I am the middle school Social Studies, 6th Grade Religion, and 6th Grade-Homeroom teacher. I am a 2001 graduate of MTC (formally Mother of Divine Providence). I also am an Archbishop Carroll and Penn State University, graduate. WE ARE! I live in Devon with my wife, two-year-old daughter, and Poodle mix dog named Wicklow. Outside of school, I love spending as much time as I can with family and friends. We love to travel as often as possible too. I am looking forward to a great year here at MTC!
VISUAL ARTS & TECHNOLOGY
My name is Monique Martello and this is my 11th year teaching at MTC. I attended Temple University in their Theater and Communications program. I enjoy teaching Art and Technology and love inspiring creativity with our students. I also teach the Broadcasting program here at MTC, assisting our middle school students to create an MTC Student News. I have two children who are alumni of Mother Teresa Regional and have received a wonderful education here. Photography is a hobby of mine and I love to take pictures. I also love to travel and Europe is my favorite place to visit.
I graduated from West Chester University where I majored in Elementary Education and minored in Spanish. I began my teaching career right after graduation and am now entering my seventh year of teaching. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my husband Tyler, our one year old daughter Quinn, our dog Coach and our cat Linus. We love going for walks, taking beach trips, and watching hockey. Go Flyers!
I have been teaching at MTC for 38 years. I am very proud to be a member of this amazing school community! Most of my teaching experience has been in Early Childhood. I graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education and continued my education to receive a Master’s Equivalency. I hold an active PA Instructional II Teaching Certification, as well as an Archdiocesan Religion Certification. Additionally, I am a staff member for our afterschool CARES program. When I’m not teaching at MTC, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
My name is Lexie and this is my second year here at MTC as the Pre-K 3 teacher. I went to Indiana University of Pennsylvania where I majored in Child Development and Family Relations. Since graduating in 2018 I have been teaching preschool ever since! I love the look on the child's face when they learn something new and being able to help them grow as a person/ student. In my free time I love to spend time with my family and friends. I also love to travel and explore new places. I am from Upstate New York and love the Buffalo Bills. Along with being a huge Bills fan I'm also a huge soccer fan. I grew up playing soccer my whole life and also played on the IUP soccer team in college. I can't wait to see what this year brings us at MTC!
I am so excited to begin my journey teaching second grade at MTC. In 2018, I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science degree in Early Education from preschool through fourth grade and Special Education from preschool through eighth grade. Throughout the past three years, I have taught fourth and fifth grade. I am thrilled to expand my experience and faith this year in the second grade at MTC.
My name is Michele Rhine. I have an Associate Degree in Early Childhood, I have been in this field for over 20 years. I have three children and one daughter-in-law. My son is Marc and his wife is Brittany, my daughters are; Karina and Vanessa. I also have two dogs, Karma and Holly. My interests are; Reading, Music, Musicals, Plays, and Opera. I love going to the Beach, I can sit there for hours and be content. I also love to go to Disney, huge fan! My favorite childhood book is: "The Velveteen Rabbit"
Greetings from MTC Kindergarten-where every day is a fun-filled learning adventure! My name is Rosemarie Schwegler, and I am delighted to be the kindergarten teacher this year. It’s hard to believe, but this is my 42nd year teaching in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It is my 30th year teaching here at MDP/MTC where I have been blessed to meet so many extraordinary children and parents over the years. Additionally, it has been exciting and heartwarming to teach the children of some of my former MDP students. During my career, I have had the opportunity to gain experience teaching students on every grade level from K-8, including Honors Math and Honors English. Although I have enjoyed every grade level, I must admit that kindergarten is the best grade to teach! I began my journey to becoming a teacher when I attended Penn State University and Temple University where I earned a B.S. in Elementary Education. I returned to Temple University for my graduate work in the area of Psychology of Reading. I have an active PA Department of Education Instructional II Teaching Certificate and religion certification from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. My husband and I live in Montgomery County with our dog, cat, and two horses. We enjoy bike riding at the beach and on the Montgomery County Bike Trail.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ELA, RELIGION & MATH
I am originally from Chicago, Illinois, and have lived in various states throughout my life. I have a daughter and two granddaughters who live with me and a variety of pets. This is my sixth year teaching at MTC and I have 33 years of experience teaching in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. I have my bachelor’s degree in elementary education cum laude from Temple University and my special education certification summa cum laude from Immaculata University. I am looking forward to an awesome year again at MTC.
My name is Mr. Michael White. This year, I am the 8th grade homeroom teacher. I also teach 7th grade ELA, 7th grade honors math, and 8th grade math. I graduated from Shippensburg University in 2018 with a degree in Middle Level Math and English Language Arts Education. I was a long-term substitute in different districts for two years, and came to MTC in 2020. I am so excited to return for my second year at MTC, and I hope your students are happy to have me! I became a teacher to get more kids to enjoy school, so I create a lot of engaging and relatable lessons for my students. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns that come up during the year.
My name is Katherine Young. I am an alumni and parishioner of Mother of Divine Providence, and I am a graduate of Kutztown University with my degree in Elementary and Special Education. This is my fifth year working at MTC. For the past three years, I have been a Resource Room Teacher and First Grade Teacher. I am very excited to be teaching secon grade this year!