Name: Barbara Cortellessa
    School: Gulph Elementary
    Room No.: B117
    Position: Autistic Support Teacher

    Email: bcortellessa@umasd.org

    Phone: (610) 592-2042


    I am excited to begin the new school year at Gulph Elementary as one of the Autistic Support Teachers.  I graduated from Cabrini University in Radnor where I received a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish.  I then earned a Masters Degree in education also from Cabrini University and received a Special Education Certification for grades k-12.  I grew up in the Upper Merion Area and attended Roberts Elementary followed by the Upper Merion Area Middle School and High School.  The teachers I’ve had throughout my career at Upper Merion have had a lasting impact that has brought me full circle back to be teaching in the district!