• mrshalpin

     

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          I LOVE being a teacher and I feel fortunate I get to spend everyday working with children! This is my seventeenth year teaching and each year stands out as being memorable.  I grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh and I'm proud to call it my hometown.  Being from Pittsburgh, I grew up loving sports and I cheer on all their sports teams.  GO STEELERS!!!  I attended The Pennsylvania State University where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education in 2003.  I decided to start my teaching career in Northern Virginia where I spent three years teaching fifth grade. It was a great experience and I enjoyed living so close to Washington, D.C.  In 2006, I decided to move to the Philadelphia area to be closer to family and friends.  That's when I began teaching at Butler for the 2006-2007 school year.  Shortly after securing a full time teaching position in the Central Bucks School District, I pursued getting my Masters in Elementary Education.  In 2009, I completed my masters degree from Gratz College.  My love of learning pushes me every year to take various classes so I can continue to grow as a teacher.
     
          A little bit more about me. I have two beautiful boys, Aiden (4 years old) and Gavin (2 years old), and a loving husband that's an avid Philadelphia sports fan.  When I am not teaching, we like to do many activities as a family like going to parks, checking out museums, and spending time at the shore.  Also, we spend a lot of time with our extended family
     
          I love being a teacher at BUTLER ELEMENTARY!  The 2019-2020 school year will make this my fourteenth year being a Butler Bear.   There is no other place I would rather be than teaching here.  The community is so supportive and the kids are the sweetest!  At Butler, I have taught fourth grade for four years, third grade for eight years, and currently this will be my second year teaching fifth grade.  Each class I have had has been special and stands out for many reasons.  I especially love when my previous students come back to visit to share the fun and exciting happenings in their life.  It truly is the most rewarding job to see the accomplishments they have made after they leave your classroom!  I know this group of students will be no different, and I look forward to a wonderful school year!
     
     
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