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My name is Melissa Gregory, and I am excited to begin the new school year teaching 5th grade at Good Shepherd Catholic School.
I grew up in New York state’s Hudson Valley, and I attended the State University of New York College at Geneseo, majoring in psychology. I moved to Pennsylvania after graduation and worked several years doing social work in Philadelphia. I’ve always enjoyed working with children, but knew that my calling was in education. I returned to school, attending Holy Family University, where I obtained my Master’s Degree in Education with certifications in elementary and special education. I began my teaching career at the School District of Philadelphia, teaching Kindergarten and then 3rd grade. As my family grew, I took some years off to care for them. I returned to teaching a few years ago at the Abington School District where I held long term and per diem substitute positions. I am thrilled to be returning to teaching full-time at Good Shepherd.
I now live in Ardsley with my husband, Kevin, and four children Connor (18), who recently began his education at Kutztown University, Abigail and Aiden (13) and Hadley (12). As a family, we are active in Queen of Peace, and my husband and I are entering our 6th year volunteering with the Queen of Peace PREP program. As a family, we enjoy the beach, traveling, and just spending time together.
I have a strong love and foundation for my Catholic faith, as well as a strong love for teaching. What better way to fulfill my calling than through a career teaching at Good Shepherd! I hope to pass on my love of learning to my students, guiding them toward their future.
A fun and energetic dance class for Pre-K3 through 8th grade! The Pre K and Kindergarten classes will be introduced to and build on the basics of ballet and jazz dance through fun and creative movement. 1st through 3rdgrade will expand on their ballet and jazz concepts as well as being introduced to the basics of hip hop. Grades 4 through 8 will continue to build and develop the concepts of jazz and hip hop as well as being introduced to the many other styles of dance.
When: Ballet/Creative Movement (Pre-K3, Pre-K4 and Kindergarten)
Wednesdays beginning September 19thfrom 2:45-3:45
Jazz/Hip Hop I (grades 4-6)
Wednesdays beginning September 19thfrom 3:45-5:00
Ballet/Jazz Combo (grades 1st-3rd)
Thursdays beginning September 20thfrom 2:45-3:45
Jazz/Hip Hop II (grades 7-8)
Thursdays beginning September 20thfrom 3:45-5:15
Where: GSC Music Room
Cost: $40 per month for the first child; $30 per month for each additional child
** A tuition notice will be sent home every 4 weeks
Classes begin Wednesday, September 19th and Thursday, September 20th.
Registration, emergency contact, photo release forms and tuition notices will be sent via email prior to the first day of class; as well as info regarding attire and shoes. These should be filled out and returned with tuition payment on or before the first class.
For more information please contact: Colleen Rafferty (267) 240-1066 or email@example.com
Please return the bottom portion to your child’s teacher by Friday, September 14th.