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.
I spend my days teaching precious three year olds and I love every minute of it! Our classroom is full of fun and happiness but we learn quite a lot, too! We learn to make friends and share all the while learning our letters, numbers, shapes and colors, etc. I p[-z have been teaching for seventeen years and each year another class captures my heart. I am looking forward to meeting my new students and beginning our journey together. See you in PK3!
PRE-K4 & PRE-K5
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!
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.
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.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES
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 Jennifer Leary, I am your First Grade teacher! This will be my eighth year teaching and fifth teaching First Grade with the MTC Family. I am a graduate of Shippensburg University with a degree in Early Childhood Education Pre-K-4th. I own a beautiful bi-eyed husky named Bauer who is as rambunctious as ever! I am a fan of the Philadelphia Flyers and Phillies. You can catch me always drinking tea and sneaking sweets! I look forward to growing and adapting with you throughout this 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!