Mrs. DeGruccio's Educational Experiences
As part of the requirements for Certificate Candidacy through Moravian College, I have completed experiences in several area elementary schools. Under each school listing, highlights of my visitation are listed.

For the past four years I have also been hired as a substitute teacher for the Lower School at Moravian Academy, in Bethlehem. I have susbstitute instructed in all grade levels, including specialty areas.

My time as a substitute teacher, and my classroom experiences have provided me with wonderful learning opportunities. I am looking forward to incorporating many of them into my own classroom!

Moravian Academy Lower School, Bethlehem, PA

Substitute Teacher (2004 – Present) PreK – 5

Responsible for classroom instruction, including specialty instruction such as art, music, and physical education.

Freemansburg Elementary School, Freemansburg, PA

Pre-Student Teaching, fourth grade (March – April 2008)

  • Created and implemented lessons in the areas of language arts, math, and social studies in accordance with Pennsylvania State Standards
  • Led Directed Reading Activity groups
  • Supervised one-on-one and small group math review sessions
  • Assisted the classroom instructor in daily classroom responsibilities


Lincoln Elementary School, Bethlehem, PA

Early Field Experience, first grade (October – November, 2007)

  • Presented a literacy lesson utilizing hands-on manipulatives
  • Coached reading skill development; fine motor development
  • Assisted class instructor with math and reading lessons
  • Input student grades into computer files
  • Provided one-on-one assistance where needed.


George Wolf Elementary School, Bath, PA

Early Field Experience, sixth grade math (March – April 2007)

  • Presented a geography lesson, utilizing 3-D forms
  • Assisted with small group instruction and review sessions
  • Assumed many daily classroom routine responsibilities
  • Observed teacher-student interactions
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