Meet Mrs. Essick!
    Mrs. Essick


       Welcome! My name is Mrs. Essick and I am currently a 2nd grade teacher here at Corl Street. I am married to my wonderful husband, Jonathan Essick.  He works as an IT Manager at Penn State University.  I am originally from northern New Jersey. I earned my master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus as a Reading Specialist and my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, with a minor in Deafness and Hearing Studies, from The Pennsylvania State University. In college, I was a member of the Professional Development School (PDS) where I participated in a year-long student teaching internship in fifth grade at Park Forest Elementary School. This is my 12th year teaching and Corl Street continues to be my home! I previously left the classroom to serve as a supervisor and co-teacher in the PDS for two years. Although my goal was to prepare future teachers, I definitely learned a lot as I was able to "live" in every grade level! That professional development was amazing, but it was great to go back to Corl Street in 4th grade. Now I have been enjoying teaching 2nd grade. Personal growth is motivating for me and I appreciate the opportunity to try new things!  I’m very much looking forward to working with all of you throughout the year!

    Jon and I- Alaska Kids on Porch

       I am also a mother and completely enjoy spending time with my daughter, Nora (6 years old) and Nathan (4 years old). Their laughs and giggles make each day special. Outside of school, I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy reading, baking, playing softball and traveling to the Poconos. Running is something I enjoy, but I should probably dedicate more time to this activity. In 2010, I ran a 10k along the Great Wall of China. That was truly a priceless experience!  

       I cannot wait for the school year to begin! If you ever have a question, concern, or just a fun fact, please feel free to contact me via email at: kaf32@scasd.org

Last Modified on August 17, 2022