Meet the Teachers...
This will be my 12th year of teaching! I attended Penn State University before beginning my career in the State College Area School District. I taught 2nd grade my first year, and then I have been in 1st grade ever since. In the 2012-2013 school year I spent the second half of the year working as an Instructional Coach in the district. In that position I worked with other teachers in the district on their instructional practices. My husband, Mr. Tranell teaches 6th grade at Park Forest Middle School. We have three young boys and a chocolate lab.
Mrs. Russell is our classroom paraprofessional. She has worked with me ever since I started teaching 1st grade. Before we began working together she spent several years in another first grade classroom as well.
Miss Selfe grew up in State College and is a student at Penn State. This year she will be part of our classroom for the entire year as she completes her student teaching requirements.