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Ms. Kristin Hendrick
Hello & Welcome to First Grade!
I am so excited to start this new adventure at our beautiful, new Gulph Elementary school with you and your child this year! Please feel free to click around my website to learn about me and my procedures. If there is specific information that you are looking for and cannot find it, please email me and I will be happy to answer any questions! I'm looking forward to meeting you at open house on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018.
Before coming to Gulph for the 2018-2019 school year, I taught first grade at Bridgeport Elementary School for 4 years and first grade at Candlebrook Elementary School for 1 year. This will be my sixth year teaching first grade and I absolutely love working with this age group. For the past two years, I have been piloting a co-teaching model with an ESL specialist and learned a lot about working with our ESL students. I saw a lot of growth and development with ALL of my students and I hope to transfer those strategies into my teaching style. Prior to teaching first grade, I have been with the Upper Merion Area School District for nine years, where I was a per diem, short-term, long-term, and building substitute.
I earned a dual certificate in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Millersville University in 2007. I am currently enrolled in West Chester University where I am working towards my Master's Degree for Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) as well as my English as a Second Language (ESL) Specialist Certification.
I was born and raised in West Chester, PA and I currently still reside there. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, visiting my childhood vacation home in Long Beach Island, traveling, reading, fishing, going to concerts, and cooking. I am the middle child and have two brothers, one of which is also a teacher in Tampa, Florida.