I am Mrs. Kocher and thanks for visiting me on the web! This is my first year at Caley and my first year in a classroom after 30 years teaching in the library. I spent my first 7 years after college teaching near Bel Air, MD. I then moved back to Pennsylvania to be closer to family and spent the next 23 years at Candlebrook Elementary here in Upper Merion. During Covid, I taught 4th grade virtually and really enjoyed the experience connecting with the same group of kids for an extended period of time. I am so excited to have my own classroom and getting to know both the students and their families!
After graduating from Catasauqua High School, I attended Kutztown University as a dual major. I received a bachelors degree in both Education and Library Science. During my time in Maryland, I also obtained a Masters as a Reading Specialist at Loyola University in Baltimore. Once here in Upper Merion, I rounded out my educational experience with classes at Penn State Great Valley focusing on Instructional Design.
When I'm not inspiring your children, I enjoy listening to Crime Junkies, reading legal thrillers, watching my high school daughter play basketball and having my husband chauffeur me up and down the East Coast to visit beaches and scenic places.