Mrs. Festa

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Mrs. Festa

 

I graduated from Holy Family University with a duel Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.  I started my teaching career at Mercerville 14 years ago.  I taught kindergarten for 9 years, in an Inclusion classroom with my teaching partner, Mrs. Ryan.  Together, we moved up to second grade and continue to teach the inclusion class in this new grade. 

Our philosophy is to create many hands-on, student driven lessons and activities to be able to meet the needs of all of our learners.  We teach in small groups and promote paired and group learning throughout the day. We have a true inclusion philosophy and mix and change our groups regularly to meet new needs. We teach tolerance and acceptance and we learn as much from our students as they learn from us. 

I have three children of my own, and truly cherish watching them grow each day.  They are very active in sports and we enjoy spending time being active outside together.