Phone: 312

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Mrs. Windsor Allen

 
Mrs. Allen has been the music teacher for W. B. Simpson for 7 years. She teaches all the students general music and conducts the Simpson Chorus for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Her favorite hobbies are singing and playing roller derby in Milford Delaware with the Southern Delaware Roller Girls. 

Phone: 204

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science General Studies- Wilmington College, Associate in Applied Science Allied Health Sciences- Community College of the Air Force, Certified Training and Staff Development – Wilmington College. Certified Title I Instructional Paraeducator.

Mrs. Alma Bartolomeo

 
Mrs. Bartolomeo is a Title One Instructional Paraprofessional at WB Simpson Elementary School. She has taught reading as part of the Reading Intervention Team at Simpson since 2007 and has also worked in the Capital School District.  Mrs. Bartolomeo is retired from the United States Air Force with 25 years of service. An avid volunteer, she has been an Odyssey of the Mind judge since 2008. She is married to James and has three children who all attended Caesar Rodney High School.

Phone: 133

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Educational Studies from Wesley College

Ms. Jennifer Bones

 
Ms. Bones is a former WB Simpson and Fifer Middle School student. She is a graduate of Caesar Rodney High School. She attended Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, NY where she majored in Elementary Education, and played both Volleyball and Lacrosse. She recently graduated from Wesley College with her Bachelor's Degree in Educational Studies. Ms. Bones plans on pursuing her Masters Dregee in Special Education in the Fall 2021. 
 
When she is not at school, Ms. Bones enjoys the beach, her dogs, sports and spending time with her family and friends. 

Phone: 309

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Nursing Wilmington University

Mrs. Meggan Burawski

This is Mrs. Meggan Burawski first year working at W.B. Simpson Elemnatry School as the school's nurse and she is very excited to be here. Mrs. Burawski holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Wilmington University and prior to coming to Simpson she worked as a nurse in an ICU unit at Bay Health. Mrs. Burawski currently resides in Delware with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys spending time watching her children play softball for Polytech High School.    

Phone: 127

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Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary Education Bachelor's Degree from the University of Phoenix

Mrs. Katelynn Calderon

 
Katelynn Calderon is a 1st grade teacher at W. B. Simpson. She is originally from Buffalo, NY but made her way to Delaware due to her husband's military service. She earned her Elementary Education Bachelor's degree from the University of Phoenix. Together they have 3 daughters and reside in Camden-Wyoming. 

Phone: 119

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Degrees and Certifications:

Associates Degree, Financial Management - Community College of the Air Force BS Degree, Accounting, Wilmington University Masters Degree, Elementary Education, Wilmington University Library Science/Media certification-University of Delaware

Mrs. Dawn Card

 
Mrs. Dawn Card is the librarian at WB Simpson Elementary school in Camden, Delaware. She began her career in education at the J. Ralph McIlvaine Early Childhood Center in 2005. Wanting to diversify grade levels, she moved to WB Simpson in 2012 where she taught 1st grade for two years.  Prior to teaching, Mrs. Card served in the USAF. She retired from the 512th Airlift Wing, Dover AFB in 2016, after 27 years of military service. She is married to her husband Brad, and they have two daughters, Megan and Madeleine.  They all reside in Magnolia, DE.
 
 

Phone: 207

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Mrs. Christensen is a Caesar Rodney Graduate and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education at Wilmington University.

Mrs. Mandi Christensen

 
Mandi Christensen teaches in a 4th and 5th grade looping cycle as an ELA and Social Studies teacher for the Chinese Immersion Program. She is a Caesar Rodney Graduate and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education at Wilmington University. Mrs. Christensen lives in Camden with her husband and two children. 

Phone: 126

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Delaware State University

Mrs. Bria Coffee

 

I am the new Family Crisis Therapist at WB Simpson. I am a Dover High graduate and earned a bachelors degree in Social Work from Delaware State University in 2014. I previously worked as a Family Crisis Therapist at Division of Family Services for over 6 years . I currently live in Dover, DE with my husband and 2 children. 

 
 

Phone: 204

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science Elementary Education(University of Delaware) Masters of Education Reading Specialist (Wilmington University)

Mrs. Lisa Cook

Mrs. Lisa Cook is a proud CR grad! She attended W.B. Simpson from Kindergarten-6th grade. After graduating from CR she attended the University of Delaware where she recived her Bachlors of Science degree in Elementary Education and Wilmington University where she earned her Masters of Education as a Reading Specialist. She has taught in the Caesar Rodeny School District for 28 years - 25 years at Allen Frear Elementary and 3 at W.B. Simpson. She has one daughter, and 4 rescue pets - 2 dogs and 2 cats. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends doing crafts and spending time at the pool in the Summer.

Phone: 124

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Education Special Education K-12 Certification

Miss Nicole Cox

 

Nicole Cox is a 4th grade teacher at W.B. Simpson. She earned her Bachelor's Degree at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. The 2017-2018 school year will be Miss Cox's fourth year teaching at W.B. Simpson.

Phone: 209

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science, Wesley College and certifications in: Teacher of Elementary Education, Grade K-6 Teacher of Middle Level Mathematics, Grade 6- 8 and Teacher of Exceptional Children Grades K-12 Masters Degree in School Leadership from Wilmington University

Mrs. Katrina Custer

 
Mrs. Katrina Custer is the Achievement Liaison Teacher at W.B. Simpson Elementary.  She began her career here in 2010 after graduating from Wesley College where she majored in Elementary Education with a concentration in math. Mrs. Custer and her husband, Josh, currently reside in Felton with their three children, Jackson, Grace, and Blake. Mrs. Custer holds a degree in Bachelor of Science, Wesley College and certifications in: Teacher of Elementary Education, Grade K-6 Teacher of Middle Level Mathematics, Grade 6- 8 and Teacher of Exceptional Children Grades K-12. She holds a Masters Degree in School Leadership from Wilmington University.  
 
 

Phone: 123

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education and a secondary in Middle School Science from the University of Delaware. Master's Degree in Teacher Leadership from Walden University

Mrs. Megan Dempsey-Byler

 
Mrs. Megan Dempsey-Byler is a 2nd grade teacher at W.B. Simpson Elementary. She began her career here in 2013 after graduating from the University of Delaware with a Bachleors Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education and a secondary concentration in middle school science. In 2016, Mrs. Dempsey Bylers earned her Master's in Teacher Leadership from Walden University. Mrs. Dempsey-Byler resides in Dover her husband Kyle and puppy Roxy. She became a teacher because she wants to make a difference in the lives of children!

Phone: 112

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from University of Delaware

Mrs. Dawn Evans

 
Mrs. Evans is a 2nd and 3rd grade looping teacher at W.B. Simpson Elementary School. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware where she majored in Elementary Education and Special Education. Mrs. Evans was born and raised near Baltimore, MD, but currently resides in Milford with her husband and two children.   

Phone: 126

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education. Master's Degree in Reading. Certifications: Especial Education-Birth to Grade 2, Reading Specialist, Teacher of Elementary Grade K-6. Teaches of Exceptional Children Grades K-12.

Ms. Lindsey Fitzgerald

 Lindsey Fitzgerald is a Reading Specialist at W. B. Simpson Elementary School. She graduated from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. She obtained her Master's degree in Reading in 2014. Lindsey taught in Pennsylvania for four years as a special education teacher as well as a 4th grade teacher.  Lindsey taught kindergarten at McIlvaine for two years starting in 2013, before coming to teach 1st grade at W.B. Simpson. She became W.B. Simpson's Reading Specialist in 2016. Lindsey has one son.

Phone: 102

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science. Certification in Child Advocacy Studies. Master’s Degree in Elementary & Secondary School Counseling.

Ms. Karla Freeman

 

Ms. Freeman is the School Counselor at W.B. Simpson Elementary School. Ms. Freeman earned a Master’s degree in Elementary & Secondary School Counseling and her undergraduate degree in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University. In her spare time Ms. Freeman enjoys spending time with her family and can be seen attending many of the local sports games & events in the community.

Phone: 128

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Elementary Ed. Masters in Education with a concentration in Special Education.

Mr. Matthew Freese

 

Mr. Matthew Freese is a 2nd grade teacher at WB Simpson. He bagan his career in 2000 after gradauating with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. In 2004 he earned his Masters Degree in Education from the University of Delaware. Matthew enjoys spending time with his family and cooking. He became a teacher because he wants to give children a positive role model.  

Phone: 316

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Mr. Roger Gravatt

Chief Custodian
Room 316

Phone: 133

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Eastern University Master's degree in Education-Teacher Leadership

Mrs. Amanda Hobbs

 
Amanda Hobbs is a sixth year teacher at W.B. Simpson Elementary School. Mrs. Hobbs earned a Master's degree in Teacher Leadership from the University of Delaware and her undergraduate degree from Eastern Univeristy. She is the co-sponser for W.B. Simpson's student council, the Special Events Committee chair, as well as a member of the Leadership Committee. In her spare time Mrs. Hobbs raises a farm of Boer goats with her family and coaches travel field hockey for Delaware Shore Field Hockey Association.

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Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education (K-6)- Delaware State University

Miss Erinne Jewell

Born and raised in Delaware, I graduated from Delaware State University in May 2019 with my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. I have worked with elementary students for 8 years in various capacities and will be starting my first year of teaching in August as the 2nd Grade Chinese Immersion teacher. I have taken many leadership roles, both as an educator and as a student, and enjoy getting involved in different organizations and events.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, playing the piano or violin, reading and writing.

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Associate's Degree

Ms. Paula Kohout

 

Ms. Kohout started with W.B. Simpson in 2014 as a Paraprofessional in the Kent County ILC.  She is now a Paraprofessional in the Chinese Immersion Program.  Ms. Kohout is a Caesar Rodney graduate and earned her Associates Degree from Delaware Tech.  She enjoys working with the students and assisting in their academic growth. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding and camping with her family.

Phone: 106

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Elementary Education and Special Education Slippery Rock University Master's Degree from University of Delaware

Miss Sandra Krugh

 
I began teaching in the Caesar Rodney School District in 1992. I grew up in the wonderful city of Pittsburgh and graduated from Slippery Rock University with dual degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education. I then moved to Delaware to teach and completed my Master's Degree at the University of Delaware. I love teaching elementary school and meeting my new "family" each school year. In my free time, I enjoy reading, running, spending time with my dogs and cats and collecting vintage items for my home.

Phone: 107

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Ms. Chen Ling

Chen Ling teaches 1st grade Chinese immersion at W.B Simpson Elementary. Miss Ling graduated from University of Maryland, where she earned her master degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She has half year student teaching experience in first grade chinese immersion in Maryland. Miss Ling loves to sing songs and tell stories. She is very excited to start her first year at W.B.Simpson and wishes every student could have a wonder year.

Ling Laoshi's Class

Phone: 104

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Wilmington University

Mrs. Lindsay Malloy

 
Mrs. Lindsay Malloy is a 1st grade SAM teacher at W.B. Simpson. The 2016-2017 school year is her 4th year teaching, but first year at W.B. Simpson. She has previously taught kindergarten and 4th grade. Mrs. Malloy was born and raised in Magnolia, DE. After graduating from Caesar Rodney, she continuted her education at Wilmington University earning a Bahelor's degree in Elementary Education.
 
 

Phone: 201

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Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary Education(PK-4) Special Education (PK-8)

Miss Kaysi McLaughlin

Miss Kaysi McLaughlin is a 5th grade teacher at W.B. Simpson Elementary School. She began her career in teacher in 2016 after graduating from Alvernia University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education (PK-4) and Special Education (PK-8). She previously taught 7th-8th grade Emotional Support in a private setting in PA. As a new teacher at W.B. Simpson Elementary, she looks forward to making a positive impact on the lives of her students!

Phone: 102

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Degrees and Certifications:

Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education Special Education Certification K-12

Ms. Tamara Miller

 
Tamara is the Instructional Math Coach at Simpson. She previously taught first grade and fourth grade at Simpson. She received her B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and her M. Ed. in School Leadership from Wilmington University. Tamara lives in Felton with her fiance, bonus son, and two dogs. When she's not at school, she loves to hike, kayak, and bike ride in Delaware's state parks. 
 

Phone: 105

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's degree in Psychology Master's degree in Elementary Education Special Ed Certified

Mrs. Sara Passon

Sara Passon is a first year teacher at W.B. Simpson, but has been teaching for twelve years. She earned a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Wilmington University. Mrs. Passon is a member of the school's Health Committee and Target Team. In her spare time Mrs. Passon enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons, going to the beach, and reading a good book.

Phone: 113

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Outdoor Education from Ohio University Masters in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University Certified K-6

Mrs. Fern Persoleo

 

This is my first year at WB Simpson, but will be my 12th year teaching grades 2 and 3. I enjoy reading, spending time at the beach, and any activity that accompanies laughter. My love of reading started early and I was named after a character in a popular children's book (Charlotte's Webb).

Phone: 207

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from Wilmington University Master Degree in Applied Technology from Wilmington University

Ms. Caitlin Prince

 

Caitlin Prince is a 4th grade teacher at WB Simpson Elementary School. She began her career in the Caesar Rodeny school district in 2016 after graduating from Wilmington University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She then obtained her master's degree in applied technology from Wilmington University. In her free time, Ms. Prince enjoys spending time with her dog and cat. 

Phone: 108

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Degrees and Certifications:

Degree: Graduated from Wilmington University with a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education (k-6) as well as special education (k-12)

Ms. Kacey Poisson

 

Kacey Poisson is a first year teacher at W.B Simpson Elementary School. Ms. Poisson earned her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Wilmington University. She is a member of Simpson’s PTO. In her spare time, she likes to take care of her two pigs!

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Mrs. Rachel Sams

Mrs. Sams is a paraprofessional for the Chinese Immersion program. She also assisted with Math Rti and volunteered for the school health committee. She was born and raised in Lancaster, PA and studied Music Education at Millersville University. Her family (Handsome husband, two amazingly adorable children, and magnificent Lola beast) moved to DE in 2015 and are happy to call it home. Her interests are anything that involves music, sports, the beach, and spending time with family.

Phone: 132

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor’s degree: Elementary Education K-6 Master’s degree: Reading K-12 Certifications: Special Education K-12 Reading Specialist K-12

Mrs. Jessica Shane

Jessica Shane is finishing up her 10th year in education.  She is currently serving as a reading specialist/reading coach for W.B. Simpson.  Mrs. Shane has previous experience in grades K-3.  She has served in a variety of settings such as; TAM, SAM, Gen. Ed, and Intervention.  Mrs. Shane's heart belongs to CR as a 2007 alumni to our district.  She earned her undergrad degree in elementary education (K-6) from Wilmington University and her Master's of Education in Reading (K-12).  Mrs. Shane is currently serving a three year term on the Humanities Council for our district.  In her spare time, Mrs. Shane loves spending time with her horses, traveling, and spending time with her fur babies & husband.

Phone: 203

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Degrees and Certifications:

Undergraduate and Masters at Virginia Commonwealth University-Richmond, VA Doctorate from Northeastern University- Boston, MA Montessori Certification Lead Teacher- Levels I and II

Dr. Lori Smith

 
Dr. Lori Smith is a 4th Grade Teacher at W.B. Simpson Elementary who has been with the Caesar Rodney School District for 11 years. This is her first year at Simpson and she is very excited to be here! Dr. Smith has been teaching for 19 years in both the public and private sectors. She received her Undergraduate and Masters degrees from the Virgina Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and her Doctorate from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.  Dr. Smith also holds the Montessori Certification Lead Teachers Levels I and II.   
 
 

Phone: 111

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from York College of PA Masters of Education in Special Education from Wilmington University

Dr. Cori Stoken

 
Dr. Cori Stoken is a 2nd-3rd grade looping teacher. This is her 12th year teaching and her 9th year at WBS. She is orginally from Baltimore, MD and loves the outdoors, animals, and running. Dr. Stoken has a horse, dog, and two goats. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach and the mountains with her family.

Phone: 110

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Elementary Education

Ms. Jessica Sweet

 

Jessica Sweet is a first year teacher at W.B. Simpson Elementary School. Ms. Sweet graduated summa cum laude from Elizabeth City State University. In her free time, Ms. Sweet enjoys going on adventures to explore new places, cultures, foods and sights with her family.

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Masters of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology

Mrs. Erin Taraboletti

 

Mrs. Taraboletti has been working in Caesar Rodney School District for 14 years. During that time she has worked with Pre-K through 12th grade children in a variety of settings. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from East Stroudsburg Univeristy. Mrs. Taraboletti enjoys creating materials for her students and keeping therapy "fun" and "functional." She lives in Camden, DE with her husband and two children.

Phone: 212

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree: Elementary and Special Education (University of Delaware) Master's Degree: Teaching English as a Second Language (Regent University)

Ms. Krista Tennefoss

 

This is my sixth-year teaching in a public school in Delaware, but I have also worked for four years with schools around the world, including educational institutions in Ecuador, Kenya, and a First Nations Reservation in northern Canada.  I am currently teaching third grade and trying to complete my dissertation, which focuses on literacy.  In my free time, I love spending time with my family, fostering dogs, and reading.  

Phone: 204

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Degrees and Certifications:

Delaware Technical and Community College Degree in Para-educator Technology.

Ms. Marina Wix

 
I am a paraprofessional and I have been working for W.B.Simpson Elementary School and the Caesar Rodney School District for the last thirteen years. I worked as a Special Education Paraprofessional for six years. For the last seven years Ihave worked as a Title I paraprofessional working under the direct supervision of W.B.Simpson's Reading Specialist. I attended Delaware Technical and Community College and I received my degree in Para-educator Technology. I was born and raised in Athens, Greece and I am a Naturalized citizen of the United States of America since 1997. I live in Dover with my two sons.   

Phone: 120

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Art in Art Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Ms. Jessica Wyre

 

This is Ms. Jessica Wyre's first year as the art teacher at W.B. Simpson. She spent the past two years at Sycamore Lane Elementary School in North Carolina teaching art to kindergarten through fifth graders. She is a member of the Leadership committee. In her spare time she likes to sculpt, read, and play with her dog, Bailey

Phone: 105

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Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Certificates: Elementary Teacher, K-6 World Language Teacher, K-12 Teacher of English Learners, K-12

Mr. Xudong Xue

Mr. Xudong Xue is a 2nd grade Chinese Immersion Teacher at W.B Simpson. This is his first year teaching at WBS and he has lived in Delaware for 4 years. He also has earned his Master degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language and Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware. In his free time, Mr. Xue enjoys cooking, traveling, and photography.

Phone: 105

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts from Towson University. Master of Education degree from University of Maryland, College Park. Certifications in: K-12 World language teaching.

Miss Chunyang Yang

Chunyang Yang is a second grade Chinese Immersion Program teacher at W.B. Simpson Elementary School. Ms. Yang earned her Master of Education degree from University of Maryland, College Park and earned her Bachelor degree from Towson University. This is Ms. Yang’s third year in Delaware, Ms. Yang really enjoys the life in Delaware and she is very excited to be a part of Simpson Family. She really enjoy teaching and learning with her wonderful students. Ms. Yang favorite things to do are traveling and singing.

 

Welcome to Miss. Yang’s 2rd Grade Chinese Immersion Room