Mrs. Colleen Seckinger

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Mrs. Colleen Seckinger

September 2014

Dear Class:

My name is Mrs. Colleen Seckinger and I will be your English teacher for the first semester.  Let me give you some background about myself. I am a high school graduate from William Tennent High School and have a bachelor’s degree from Temple University. Just like you, I am going to school and feel anxious as well as excited to get underway.  I am attending Arcadia University for my graduate degree in counseling. If I were to describe myself in just three words, I would say that I am reliable, compassionate and patient. My friends and family know that I am the person who will be there for them whenever they need someone.

My immediate family consists of my mom, dad, an older brother and sister. Growing up, I lived in the same spot my entire life, Bucks County.  Now almost two years ago, I married my best friend and remarkable husband, and still live in Bucks County. We have a German shepherd named Mia, who is the other love of my life. Over the summer, I became a new aunt to two twin boys. That makes a total of four nephews and two nieces in my whole family. My husband and I plan to have our own kids one day, but not right at the moment. Frankly, I enjoy playing with my nieces and nephews and then giving them right back to my sister and brother-in-law.

When I was younger, I used to play softball and acted in the school plays and musicals in middle school and in high school. As an adult, I enjoy relaxing whether it is on my deck, at the beach, or reading a book. This past summer, I spent time with my family, friends, and down the shore. In addition, I read around 7 books which were Wonder, A long Way Gone, Durable Goods, The Things They Carried, Comfort, Touching Spirit Bear, and In Defense of Food.  All of which I enjoyed for various reasons. One of my favorite romance novels is The Notebook and non-fiction novel is Marley and Me.  My goal in life is to live every day as if it were my last. I want to be able to look back at my life and feel as though I did all that I could to live up to that goal. I am proud of being true to myself and doing what I love to do, which is to teach. I have been here at East since 2011 and plan to be here for the long haul.

Everyone has something that they feel is their weakness and that is normal.  During high school, I had trouble with writing complete sentences and being able to stay focused. Through many hours of writing, which consisted of revising and editing, I overcame this weakness. To this day, I have to look over what I write whether it is an email, letter, essay, etc. at least twice, before I feel comfortable showing it to someone else.

Fondly,

Mrs. Seckinger