Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. McElveen

Hello and welcome to my class!  I was born and raised in New Jersey.  I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, then a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and a Reading Specialist Certificate from William Paterson University in New Jersey.

Teaching is my passion.  My teaching experience in New Jersey and Florida has included 2nd-5th grades.  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”.  I love teaching math and science as much as literacy.   I try to bring creative projects into all of the curriculum.

My husband and I have 2 grown daughters who attended Curtis, a dog and 6 cats.  Outside of school, I spend my time in church activities, walking, kayaking, art activities, and gardening.