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New Staff Features – Welcome to Western Elementary School!

by Lynn Fuini-Hetten on September 21, 2017

Jennifer Roth

Job role in STSD: ESL teacher

Building assignment: Western Salisbury Elementary School

Previous work experience: Fourth Grade teacher in the Parkland School District, Preschool, Teacher Asbury Methodist Preschool, ESL Long-term substitute Parkland School District

Educational background:  High School graduate Parkland School District, Bachelor Degree Moravian College, Master’s Degree Wilkes University, ESL Program Specialist IU 1

No. of years in education: 22 years

How do you “sharpen the saw”? (Personal activities and/or hobbies)

I love spending time with my family – my husband, two sons and extended family. I enjoy being outdoors: running, hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, camping.  I enjoy music, and I love to sing.

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Corinne Ramunni

Job role in STSD:  Learning Support Teacher, grades 4 & 5

Building assignment: Western Salisbury Elementary School

Previous work experience:  Various teaching roles in special education at Southern Lehigh School District, Palisades School District, Circle of Seasons Charter School, and the Centennial School of Lehigh University; IU20 BSC and TSS; Juvenile Probation Officer

Educational background:  Governor Mifflin High School; Moravian College, B.A. Sociology; DeSales University, Elementary Ed. Certification K-6; Lehigh University, M.Ed./Certification Special Education; English 7-12 Add-on Certification; California University of PA/IU 1, ESL Program Specialist endorsement

No. of years in education:  Approximately 7 years

How do you “sharpen the saw”? (Personal activities and/or hobbies):  Exercise, spend time with family, read, sleep, listen to music

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Liz Kantzaridis

Job role in STSD: K-3 Learning Support

Building assignment: Western Salisbury Elementary School

Previous work experience: I taught for 6 years in a K-3 Partial Hospitalization classroom through CIU 20 in the Bethlehem Area School District. For the last 2 ½ years I was a Program Specialist with CIU 20 in Life Skills Support, Multiple Disabilities Support, Physical Support, Learning Support and Hearing Support, working with students from Kindergarten through 21 years of age.

Educational background: I graduated from Catasauqua High School in 1999. I attended East Stroudsburg University for my undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services. I attended Kutztown University for a Dual Teaching Certification in Special Education and Elementary Education. I recently attended East Stroudsburg University and received my Master’s Degree in Special Education and I am also working on my Supervisor of Special Education Certification.

No. of years in education: 9

How do you “sharpen the saw”? (Personal activities and/or hobbies)  Outside of the school day my biggest hobby is spending time with my children and doing activities in which they are involved in. I love to cook, spend time with my family, going to the beach and exploring new places with my children.

Other interesting facts about me: I am a mother of 3. I have 2 sons who are 8 and 4, my daughter is 2. I grew up in the Lehigh Valley, so I am from the area. I also lived a few years in Greece as a child and I am bilingual in Greek and English. Teaching is my second career.

 

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Our New Digital Citizenship Website!

by Ross Cooper on September 20, 2017

Last year we began the process of implementing a comprehensive digital citizenship curriculum from Kindergarten through Grade 12. This implementation began with five digital citizenship lessons per grade level (based on Common Sense Education’s curriculum), along with the work teachers were doing in their classrooms.

Now, in year 2 of our implementation, our new School Libraries page is up and running. (and it can also be accessed by going to salisburysd.org > Salisbury Township School District > Departments > Curriculum and Professional Development > School Libraries)

The first section of the page contains our K-12 digital citizenship curriculum. Our Library Media Specialists – Robin BurnsBarb Jaindl, and Jane Brennan – have put a great deal of time and effort into this resource. The second section of the page contains resources related to public domain and creative commons, in order to continue our efforts with effective copyright practices.

The page is still a work in progress, we are proud of what has been created thus far, and it can certainly continue to evolve to meet the needs of our students and teachers!

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Fundations – Our New Literacy Program for Kindergarten and First Grade

September 20, 2017

A new school year has launched! Starting this year, all of the district’s Kindergarten and First Grade regular education classrooms will be using a program called Fundations to teach some important basics of reading, spelling, vocabulary, and handwriting. You are likely wondering, “What is Fundations?” Research indicates that systematic and explicit phonic instruction is effective […]

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New Staff Features – Welcome to SHS!

September 18, 2017

Carolyn Lucas Job role in STSD: 9th Grade English Building assignment: Salisbury High School Previous work experience: I spent this past year at TECH Freire Charter High School in North Philadelphia, teaching 9th grade students. Previously, I observed and student taught at a number of schools around the Lehigh Valley, including Raub Middle School, Dieruff […]

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Join us for the free Community Breakfast – November 11th at SHS!

September 8, 2017

Salisbury Township School District and Salisbury Township are partnering to host the 3rd Annual Community Breakfast! Salisbury Township residents, employees & school district alumni are invited to join us Saturday, November 11, 2017 9:00am-11:00am at Salisbury High School (500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown, PA) for free breakfast. Breakfast includes: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee & juices Breakfast is free, […]

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Download the new Salisbury Township SD App!

September 7, 2017

Thank you to Salisbury Graduate, Ethan Heydt, for contributing this blog post. There is now a new way to keep up with Salisbury Township School District, and you can find it on the App Store. The Salisbury SD app is a free download and is very easy to navigate. Accessing the school calendar and school […]

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