Fast Facts about Mrs. Chaya!


    I have a wonderful husband, Joe, and two beautiful daughters named Elena and Olivia. 
    I have been teaching in Upper Merion since 1992. 
    I've had the pleasure of working with pre-first, second, third, fifth and sixth graders!

    I’m a graduate of West Chester Area School District (and their gifted program), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude) and Cabrini College.

    I completed my student teaching in London.
    I hold a master's degree in Elementary Education, a Reading Specialist certification, and a certificate in Middle School Math.
    I have visited Key West, FL ten times.
    My family vacations in Rehoboth, DE every summer.
    My favorite amusement park is Knoebel's in Elysburg, PA.

    I'm a huge fan of Hayao Miyazaki's films.

    I've read all of the Harry Potter books.

    My favorite authors when I was young were Agatha Christie and John Bellairs.
    I danced on the Al Alberts Showcase on three separate occasions.
    I was on my fourth-grade wrestling team.  I even won a match!

    I find working with young people to be one of the great joys of life.

Last Modified on August 22, 2022