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Realizing Dreams: Placements and Updates

Updated August 21, 2005


Alana Speicher will be the new art teacher at Nazareth High School, in the Nazareth Area School District come October. She is thrilled to be teaching Photography I, Ceramics I, Art III, and a "How to Draw" class with beginning students. Alana's exceptional artistic talents will be well served in this new venue. How lucky for her new school district and her future students. Congratulations, Alana, I know how excited you are to get started!

Chelsea Mullins has accepted an Elementary Art Teaching position in New York. She will be teaching at PS.67, which is part of 369 in Brooklyn.  She continues to look for an apartment, that won't break the bank. I know she will bring her sincere love and compassion  to "her new children" in this challenging urban environment. Congratulations Chelsea!

Nicole Roth will be the new 7th and 8th grade Art Teacher at  Shawnee Middle School in the Easton Area School District as of August, 2005. Nicole expects to also use her talents in computer technology with this new adventure. I join you in your excitement Nicole, and wish for your continued success. Congratulations for a dream realized.

Tracy Maalouf will be an Art Teacher in the Northwestern Lehigh School District, beginning in August, 2005. Her assignment will be on both the Elementary and Secondary levels. She has been very busy this summer developing  her art room for the exciting adventures that lie ahead of her. Congratulations Tracy, I personally know how thrilled you are for this new challenge.

Susan Stevens has lived an exciting 2005 summer, to say the least!. She and her husband (also a Moravian grad) have accepted new teaching positions in South Carolina. Since they felt  the commute from PA would be too great...hummm....they also sold their PA home and relocated with their two children in August. Susan will be teaching Art Education at the Greer Middle School in Greenville. She will have two 6th, two 7th, and one 8th grade class and is excited about it all. Best wishes to everyone!

Heather McGarvie graduated from Moravian College with honors in May, 2005, and will continue her studies in both print making and paper making at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. This was her first choice for graduate schools. Congratulations, Heather!

Amy Kranchalk has accepted an Art Teaching position in Allentown, New Jersey near her home. It is in the Upper Freehold Regional School District. She will be teaching in the middle school, 5th through 8th grades. In addition to her teaching duties, she will be coaching field hockey. Amy will certainly be kept busy with all her new and exciting adventures. Congratulations, Amy!

Kristin Roberts is extremely excited about her new position as an Art Teacher in the Central Bucks School District. Kristin will be teaching 6th through 9th grade Art at the Holicong Middle School, located in Buckingham, PA. Her primary responsibilities will be with 9th grade three dimensional design. She has been busy all summer preparing her art room for the Fall. Congratulations, Kristin!

Darla Rodriguez (Kovacs) graduated from Moravian College Magna Cum Laude in May, 2003.  She currently is teaching Art at Pine Grove Area High School in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania.  She is co-advisor to the Newspaper and Art Club Coordinator at the High School. She is currently working on her Masters in Art Education at Kutztown University. Darla loves to have future teachers visit her classroom if they do not mind the drive! Feel free to contact her at drodriguez@pgasd.com   

Erin Mariano (Engler) graduated from Moravian in May 2003.  She is now the art teacher at Wind Gap Middle School,  Pen Argyl School District.  She teaches all students grades 4th through 8th.  Erin is also the advisor to the Art Academy which serves 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.

Jen Miller received her teaching certificate from Moravian in May 2003.  She graduated with a 3.72 GPA . She also holds a BFA from R.I.T. which she received in 1993. She currently teaches art education to grades K-5 at the Ritter Elementary and Raub Middle Schools, in the Allentown School District. She is the Art Club founder at both buildings, inspiring her young students to change their environment through large-scale projects. She is currently deciding which Pollock to purchase for her living room. Go Jen!
Christopher Marcin graduated from Moravian College, Magna Cum Laude, in May 2003. He is currently teaching at his alma-mater, Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark, New Jersey. Chris incorporates humor into his lessons in order to create a comfortable and safe learning environment. He is the head Track coach and co-advisor to the Art Club. Chrisí advice to future teachers; "Be prepared, Be creative, and Be yourself!"

Feel free to contact him at cmarcin@clarkschools.org

P.S. Chris writes: "Jen is deciding which Pollock to buy to hang in her living room--- I 'M still trying to decide what I want to eat for dinner... ha-ha  :)"