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.



    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 perform with the Pennsylvania Girlchoir and her son Henry play on the Cheltenham Township travel baseball team. She also enjoys working on her house with her husband, traveling with her family, taking lots of pictures (much to her childrens' dismay!), reading and spending time with family and friends.


    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. 


    Ashley LaRose-Music


    Kate Sayer--Art

    Kate Sayer grew up in Northern Virginia before moving to Pennsylvania.  She attended  Temple University’s Tyler School of Art for her undergraduate degree in art education and then earned her Master’s degree in Instructional Media from Wilkes University. Kate has taught Art in all grade levels, elementary, middle school, and high school, throughout Bucks County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia. When she is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, playing ball hockey, cooking, and creating art.


    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.


    Karly Abbott--ELD

    Karly Abbott grew up in Warwick and attended the CB school district, graduating from CB South.  She then earned her Bachelor’s degree and ESL Program Specialist from Millersville University.  After that she attended Cabrini University receiving her Master’s degree and Reading Specialist certification.  Before joining the Barclay family, she has taught in the Pennsbury and Upper Darby school districts.  When she is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her two sons, Jace- 5 and Jax-3, as well as her husband.  Mrs. Abbott also likes going to the beach.

    Heather Houghton--ELD

    Heather Houghton grew up in Plumsteadville, PA and graduated from Central Bucks East High School.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lock Haven University, an elementary certification from Holy Family College, a Master's Degree in Education from Gratz College, and a certification in English as a Second Language from Eastern University.  When she is not teaching, Mrs. Houghton loves reading and playing games with her son, Ryan, and her daughter, Reagan.

    Heather Jacobson--ELD

    Heather Jacobson grew up in Hatfield, PA. She earned her undergraduate degree in elementary and ESL education at Penn State University. She has a master’s degree in elementary education from Kutztown University. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two children. 


    Madison Leech--ELD


    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.



    Lauren Linden--ELD


    Mrs. Linden grew up in Churchville, PA and attended Council Rock School District.  She earned her Elementary Education certification through Gwynedd Mercy University and her ESL Program Specialist certification through Eastern University. She previously earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her master’s degree in Counselor Education, both from the Pennsylvania State University.  Outside of school, Mrs. Linden enjoys running and spending time with her family.