• Mrs. Kathy Rydzewski

    Subject/Grade:  First Grade

                                       Honeymoon in Ireland--July 2011  
        Welcome to First Grade at Tawanka!  I am Kathy Rydzewski, and here is a bit of information about me. I have always lived in this area, but I enjoy traveling, especially historical places and Disney.  My husband and I have a cat named Echo.     
          I earned my undergraduate and Masters degrees from Temple University.  Although I had to substitute teach for several years (and then several more), in both Neshaminy and Bensalem before a permanent placement was available, it was well worth the wait to be able to teach at such a fine school district. I have held positions at various schools and grades throughout the district, including Lower Southampton Elementary and even the "old" Tawanka.  I spent an exciting 23 years at Oliver Heckman teaching almost every grade from kindergarten through sixth before welcoming the opportunity to become a part of the new Tawanka faculty/family. 
          My most recent years have been in first grade where every day the children make me laugh, make me smile, and make me proud to be their teacher.  Each day is a heartwarming adventure as together we face personal challenges, enjoy our successes, and grow academically and socially. Thank you, parents, for trusting me to help with the development of your precious little ones.  Rest assured that I will continue to do my best to provide a safe and productive environment for your children in my classroom.