Mrs. Susan Taptich
Hello and welcome. I am truly looking forward to the growth, fun and learning that are about to take place in Room 120. This will be my third year as a MNMS 6th grade teacher on the Blue Team. I have been employed in the District for 20 years as a 4th grade teacher at Fairmount Avenue and Ferguson Township Elementary Schools, and most recently as an Elementary Math and Science Curriculum Support Teacher.
I grew up in western Pennsylvania, which automatically makes me a loyal fan of the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Donnie Iris. I attended Penn State University and earned a BS in Civil Engineering. I later made a career change, and have thoroughly enjoyed the challenges and rewards of teaching.
The Taptich Family at Inspiration Point, Grand Tetons, WY, with Jenny Lake in the background.
I met my husband Dan at Penn State in surveying class. We live in Belleville in the beautiful Big Valley. We have a 16 year old daughter Anna, and a 12 year old son Joey. Anna will be a junior at Mifflin County High School and will participate in cross country and winter/spring track. Joey will enter seventh grade and plays baseball and football. I've had the privilege to coach both of them in basketball, baseball and soccer as they've grown. Golfing is a fun family sport, and I do my best to run for exercise. We all enjoy caring for our three horses, one donkey, two dogs, fish and barn cats. In our spare time we also enjoy the outdoors ~ traveling, gardening, fishing and hunting. When I land, you'll find me cooking or reading a good book.
I will do my best this year to nurture and care for all students during their time with me. As a classroom community, we will learn to respect and value individual differences. I feel fortunate to be at MNMS and look forward to making this year a worthwhile and meaningful experience!
Last Modified on August 14, 2012