Barclay Specialist Teachers

  • Danielle Custer--Counselor

    Danielle Custer grew up in Worcester, Pennsylvania.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from American University and her Master’s degree from George Washington University.  Before moving back to Pennsylvania, Danielle spent several years living in the Washington D.C. area and worked as an elementary school counselor in Maryland.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, enjoying the outdoors, visiting friends, and reading. 

     

    Angela Hendershot--P.E.

    Angela Hendershot grew up in Churchville, Pennsylvania. She has two older sisters and one younger brother. She attended  East Stroudsburg University for her undergraduate work in Health and Physical education and then continued her education at Gratz college where she earned her Master’s degree. Angela has taught Health and Physical education in all grade levels in the district: elementary, middle school, and high school. When she is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, swimming, biking, playing soccer, going to the beach, and reading.

     
     

    Ray Riley--P.E.

     
    Nicole Smith--QUEST 

    Mrs. Smith is thrilled to be the QUEST teacher at Barclay!  Her teaching career began immediately after graduating from Gwynedd-Mercy College with certification in Elementary and Special Education. She earned her Masters of Education degree in reading, also at Gwynedd- Mercy. Since then, she has taught learning support, third grade, kindergarten, first grade and QUEST.  She has been teaching for 17 years. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her family which includes; her husband Jesse and their three children Chloe, Oliver, and Bennett. Mrs. Smith also has a sweet hound dog named Gertie. 

     
     

    Jennifer Wasserman-Library

    Mrs. Wasserman grew up in Churchville, Pennsylvania.  She attended Rider College for her undergraduate degree and Drexel University, where she received her Master's in Library Science.  When Jennifer is not teaching she enjoys watching her daughter Lily and son Henry grow and learn every day.  She also enjoys working on her house with her husband, traveling with her family, photography, reading and spending time with family and friends. Visit the Library website.

     

    Andrea Raynor-Music

    Andrea Raynor grew up in Bath, Pennsylvania, where she found a love for music at an early age by listening to her father play the piano. She began playing the piano when she was 6 and has been playing ever since. She attended West Chester University and has a Bachelor's Degree and Master’s Degree in Music Education.  When Andrea is not teaching she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, Charlotte and Connor, playing with her dogs, playing the piano, and cheering for the Eagles, Flyers and Phillies. Visit my website.- See more at: https://www.cbsd.org/domain/648#sthash.NQR0fHNn.dpuf

     

    Madison Van Houten--Art

    My name is Madison Van Houten and I am the Art Teacher at Barclay Elementary! I was once a Barclay student, so being a teacher here is surreal and I couldn’t be more excited. After graduating from Central Bucks South, I went to Kutztown University to study Art Education. Now, as I teach at both Barclay and Warwick, I study at Delaware Valley in the Educational Leadership graduates program.

     

     Christine Dollarton--PEN

    Mrs. Dollarton grew up right here in Bucks County, where she currently lives.  She received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Penn State, and then went to Gwynedd-Mercy and received her Master's Degree in Reading.  She is a certified Reading Specialist, and loves to share her love of reading with her students.  She began her career teaching middle school in the Norristown Area School District.  She happily joined the Central Bucks community in 2007 and taught fifth and sixth grades at Gayman Elementary for eight years.  In 2015 Mrs. Dollarton made the move to become a PEN teacher in the district, and now she happily splits her time between Barclay and Cold Spring.  When she is not working, Mrs. Dollarton enjoys spending time with her husband and two children at the beach.

     

    Madison Leech--ESL

    Mrs. Leech grew up in New York and Bucks County, PA and graduated from Central Bucks West High School.  She attended Penn State for her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Music Technology and later attended Western Carolina University for her Master's Degree in TESOL.  Mrs. Leech taught in North Carolina for five years before moving back to Bucks County in 2013.  She is certified in Elementary Ed (K-6) and ESL (K-12) in North Carolina and Pennsylvania.  In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar and singing, cooking, drinking coffee, photography, hiking with her husband, and listening to vinyl.

     

    Carol Miller-Reading Teacher

    Carol Miller grew up near Flemington, NJ.  She did her undergraduate work at Kutztown University andher graduate work at Trenton State University.  She has three children. Her family enjoys hiking and camping and spending time outdoors.

     

     
    Lindsay Bacalles--Speech

     
    I have my B.S. in Psychology from Penn State and my Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Hofstra University in Long Island.  When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog.  I also enjoy running, especially when I am at the beach!