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Meet Ms. O'Donnell!
Hello fabulous fourth graders and parents!!
Welcome to our class website! I can not wait to meet you and for you to become a part of our classroom family. I am excited to learn all about you during the first few weeks of school, so I wanted to share a little bit about me! I am a Council Rock graduate and have spent most of my life living in Bucks County. I also spent some of my childhood growing up in Blacksburg, Virginia and Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania! I went to Penn State University (WE ARE!) where I majored in Elementary Education. Since then, I have worked in State College Area School District, Council Rock School District, and Central Bucks School District. Over the years I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade.
I LOVE fourth grade for so many reasons. I enjoy watching my students grow more independent and responsible throughout the year. I strive to make learning fun and engaging, and the 4th grade curriculum provides a wonderful platform for that. I have earned a masters degree from Holy Family University in Reading Instruction, as well as a second Masters degree in Educational Technology from Wilkes University. In addition, I have been published in an educational journal for my work with service learning in a second grade classroom.
On a more personal note, I come from a large and loving family. I have two older brothers and the most wonderful parents. My oldest brother lives in Hong Kong and my other brother also travels the world while running his own companies. As you can tell - we LOVE to travel. Also, I have an amazing husband named Howard. I can't wait to share my stories and experiences with you!
I feel honored and privileged to be your teacher. We are going to learn and grow together each and every day. Get ready for an incredible year in fourth grade!