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Meet Your Teacher

My name is Mrs. Athey and I am so excited to be your 2nd grade teacher for the 2023-2024 school year.  I am looking forward to getting to know you this year.  Since I will be learning a lot about you, I thought you might want to learn a little about me.  I was born and raised in Western Maryland.  I attended Frostburg State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  After working several years in the financial world, I decided that it was not for me.  I went back to school to become a teacher.  I attended Holy Family University, in Philadelphia, where I received my teaching certificate and a Master of Education.  In addition to this degree, I have also taken an additional 30 credits in the field of education.

I have been teaching in the Neshaminy School District since the early 90s.  I student taught 2nd and 6th grades, worked as a day-to-day substitute, and from there I moved into long-term positions.  During that time, I taught all grades from K-9 and worked at both the elementary and secondary levels.  I have taught all core subjects at the elementary level and language arts, ancient civilizations, math, algebra, and academic enrichment at the secondary level.    

On the personal side, I have two children.  I have a son named Alex, who is 23, and a daughter named Nicole, who is 20.  I also have an adorable West Highland Terrier named Chase.  He is 9 years old.  I am a widow, but I do plan to get married again in the future.  I am currently engaged to a wonderful man named Scott. 

I am a BIG sports fan.  I love to watch football, basketball, hockey, and baseball.  In my free time, I love to take long walks, ski, skate, read, go to the gym, or work in my flower garden.   

I can’t wait to meet you and get to know you this year.  We will learn a lot and have fun in the process.  I look forward to spending the year with you!