SRS is blessed to have hardworking, dedicated and caring teachers. The PTA would like to spotlight teachers throughout the school year .
Mrs. McCormick currently lives in Cream Ridge, NJ with her husband, their 18 year old twins, and her family dog. She grew up in Honesdale, Pennsylvania and attended East Stroudsburg University. She graduated with honors earning a B.S. in Elementary Education with a concentration in reading. Mrs. McCormick has taught kindergarten, second, and third grades, as well as, remedial reading with 5 th and 6 th graders in the public school system. This is her 7 th year teaching 3 rd grade at Saint Raphael School.
Mrs. McCormick was inspired to teach by her fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Zenzel; she was so inspiring. She remembers Mrs. Zenzel reading to the class from a chapter book every day and making those books into a class field trip adventure where they all journeyed through the experience together. Some of her favorites were Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, The Trumpet of the Swan, Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing, and Bunnicula. She just finished reading Bunnicula to this year’s third grade class! Mrs. McCormick was taught in her fourth grade class that hard work pays off and that each individual has value; she teaches because she wants to open up those doors for her students and help create ambitions for them.
Talking freely with her students about feeling blessed and being thankful for the Earth and all God’s gifts is what she loves best about Saint Raphael School. It’s easy to connect all subject areas to reasons to be thankful for these gifts that God has given us. Teaching at SRS gives her the opportunity to express her appreciation of God every day.
A great deal of Mrs. McCormick’s free time is spent watching her children’s’ sporting events. She also enjoys traveling and hiking. Her backyard bird feeders often have her attention, especially the hummingbird feeders. Twenty nine varieties of birds have been recorded in Mrs. McCormick’s backyard! Her crafty side likes to scrapbook and rubber stamp when she has time and she is also an avid reader. Yoga and a return to kickboxing are her next great endeavors.
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