Degrees and Certifications:
Hello and welcome to my class! My name is Susan McElveen. I was born and raised in New Jersey, earned my Bachelor of Science Degree from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, Masters Degree in Elementary Education, and a Reading Specialist Certificate from William Paterson University in New Jersey.
This kind of tells you how much I love to learn! I have taught 2nd-5th grades with most of my years spent in 4th grade. I believe in continually challenging myself to learn by reading and putting research to practice. I served as a Writing Demonstration teacher for Pinellas County for 10 years and have published 2 books, an article for The Reading Teacher, and a newspaper supplement for The St. Petersburg Times. However, I love math and science as much as literacy.
My husband and I have 2 precious daughters, a dog and 5 cats. I love anything to do with nature, walking, hiking in the mountains, kayaking, gardening, and painting. I spend a lot of time in church activities as well as helping with Jesse and Carly’s sports