I got Married!!: On July 23, 2011 I married my best friend, Daniel Mark. We got married in the church we met in. My new father-in-law, Rev.Larry Mark, married us. This was very special to me, because it was the church I grew up in and Dan's dad taking the position as our minister over 12 years ago, lent us the chance to meet. I have known Danny since then and we finally tied the long awaiting knot. So my new name is MRS. MARK!!
How long I have been with the Willow Lane Family: This will be my eighth year of teaching in East Penn School District as a Learning Support teacher. My first four years were spent at Alburtis Elementary as the LS. 4th & 5th grade teacher. This year I will be my second year as the LS. teacher of K - 3rd grade students. I enjoy working in the District because everyone is fun and great to work with and the students and their families are wonderful as well. I plan on staying for awhile.
Education: I graduated from Pen Argyl High School in 2002. I attended Kutztown University and recieved a dual certification in Special Education MPH/Elementary Education in May of 2006. As of May 2010 I received my Masters Degree in Classroom Technology from Wilkes University. I am continuing my education through classes that will help me build on the skills and knowledge I have already gained through these great Universities and experiences.
Family: My parents live Pen Argyl where I grew up. I am very proud to say I have my parents to thank for where I am now. They supported me through my whole educational career and helped me become the person I am today. My mom works in Bangor Area School District as an Autistic Support Paraprofessional. My father is a site manager in the powerplants. I also have a 19 year old brother who likes to play FOOTBALL and will be learning to drive this year. YIKES! And a 26 year old sister who is a hair dresser.
What Do I Do When I am not in School: On my free time I love to play tennis. I played all through high school and into college. I also like to scrapbook. I walk/play with my dog Maya .I love going to the beach and traveling. I have been to Honduras and Africa. I went on missions trips to both and loved every moment of it. I was able to visit local schools and spend time with students. It was a very humbling experience. I would like to go to Australia next. I also love spending time with family and friends. My favorite thing to do is watch NFL Football, my team the PITTSBURGH STEELERS! I married to my high school sweet heart, So I love spending time with him as well.
Interests: As you can tell from my homepage I like the Pittsburgh Steelers. I am a big football fan. I am always excited when the football season starts. I also love Disney! I have been to Disney World 7 times and loved every minute. I went last Christmas with my family. I can't wait to go again. My favorite character since I was little is TIGGER! I collect anything Tigger. My favorite Disney movie is The Lion King, I have seen it on Broadway. I am a Big kid at heart. I also love the Pirates of Carribean movies. I am planning on going on the Disney Cruise sometime soon. It looks like some much fun. I love labrador retreivers. I have a Yellow Lab named Maya. She is our pride and joy! She is still a puppy so she keeps us very busy.