• 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)

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    2018 Teacher of the Year

    The 2021/2022 school year marks my tenth 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 currently the head 7th grade football coach and the 7th grade basketball coach. I also worked as a middle school baseball coach from 2010 through the 2021 season. Finally, I was honored to be awarded the Teacher of the Year for the 2017/2018 school year at Upper Merion Area Middle School.


    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!


    ******Please work with me as we continue to navigate the challenges and difficulties of the global pandemic. Always let me know if you are having any difficulties. I am always extremely flexible work to have the best interests of my students and their families in mind. I will assist and work with you on ANY needs that you may have. 


    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. In the summer I run a baseball team in the Perkiomen Valley Twilight League, the Towamencin Bats! I also enjoy being outdoors, working on my vintage Willys Jeeps, gardening, and spending time with my family and friends. 

    Teacher of the Year
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Last Modified on February 1, 2022