• Student Teacher

    Hi my name is Krysta Zadroga!

    I was born and raised in King of Prussia and attended Upper Merion schools from K-12. As an Upper Merion graduate, I am so excited to be back student teaching this spring with Mr. Crowley in 8th grade Social Studies. I am currently a graduate student at Villanova University to recieve my master's degree in Education. I graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2018 with a B.A. in Global Studies minoring in History. While at Loyola, I was co-capitan of the club field hockey team as well as being involved in many of Loyola's community outreach programs. In my spare time I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, and watching old movies. I also enjoy watching college football and lacrosse every weekend, when in season! I look foward creating a fun and exciting learning environment with our students throughout my time here!


    About Me

    James Crowley

    Upper Merion Area Middle School

    8th Grade Social Studies

    Andor Team

    Email: jcrowley@umasd.org

    Phone: 610-205-8970 (use email for a faster response)

    2018 Teacher of the Year

    The 2019/2020 school year marks my eigth contracted year at Upper Merion Area Middle School. I am delighted that I have the opportunity to work in such a wonderful school district that is so dedicated to education. I will be teaching 8th grade social studies on the Andor team. Andor translates to Eagle of Thor in relation to Viking Culture. I have been part of the professional staff since 2010 in various assignments. My previous experiences include teaching 8th grade American History, 7th grade Geography, 9th grade Humanities, 11th grade American Cultures, 12th grade Government and Politics, as well as work as an instructional aide all in the Upper Merion School District! I am also the middle school varsity baseball coach, the middle school jv football coach and the middle school jv basketball coach. Finally I was honored to be awarded the Teacher of the Year for the 2017/2018 school year. The best way to contact me is through my e-mail address which I check daily. I look forward to an exciting and productive school year!


    My Jeep  

    I received my B.A. in History and Secondary Education from Eastern University in the spring of 2010. While at Eastern I was a four year letter winner on the baseball team as well as a representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. I earned my M.S. in Classroom Technology at Wilkes University in 2017. I enjoy both watching and playing baseball as well as rooting on my favorite team, The New York Yankees. I also enjoy being outdoors, working on my 48 Jeep, and spending time with my family and friends. 

    Teacher of the Year
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Last Modified on March 2, 2020