Kelly Baughman was raised in Marlboro, New Jersey, and earned a dual elementary education and psychology degree from Rutgers University. After graduating from college, she spent six years teaching first grade in New Jersey and West Virginia. She and her husband moved to Pennsylvania after the birth of their first child, where she spent time at home raising her three beautiful daughters. She returned to teaching preschool at St. Andrew’s Nursery School then joined Seven Generations’ staff as one of its first kindergarten teachers in 2009.
In her free time, Kelly loves being with her family and traveling in the summer. She enjoys making crafts, listening to music and reading. Contact Kelly Baughman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is it like to teach at Seven Generations?
Working at Seven Gen is a wonderful, never-ending adventure!
I am from the Pocono Mountains, a small town called Milford. I’ve always known I’ve wanted to be a teacher and have been working with children from a very early age. I worked at a daycare for several year as well as coached an Age Group swim team in the summers. When deciding where to go to college, I attended Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania from 2012-2016 and obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education PreK-4. I decided to stay and spend an additional year in Bloomsburg to achieve my Masters Degree in Instructional Technology for Education. During my time in school I worked in the classroom as a tutor and substitute. I loved the friendly environment Seven Gen brought the moment I met the team. The freedom for creativity that is offered is so unique and am thrilled to be apart of such a close knit team.
In my free time I love to travel during my 5 years in college I traveled to over 10 different countries. I love embracing different cultures and new places. When I am home I loved being outside on the lake, hiking, kayaking or just enjoying some sun.
Teaching has been a journey for Meg Kennedy. In 2010, after earning her Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood and elementary education from Bloomsburg University, she bought a one-way ticket to Hawaii to live with her sister and work as a summer school teacher. She then headed to Maryland to teach four years of Kindergarten and earned her M.Ed. with a specialization in reading and literacy K-6 from Walden University. A move to Emmaus for her husband Jared’s job brought her to Seven Generations in the summer of 2014, where she taught third grade for the 2014-15 school year. She is now back in the Kindergarten classroom, working with our youngest students.
Meg loves to try new things and has many hobbies: from running, hiking and kickboxing to traveling, scrapbooking and reading. She also enjoys the outdoors, coaching soccer and taking her dog Bruce for long walks. Contact Meg at email@example.com.
What is it like to teach at Seven Generations?
I am very excited to be a part of Seven Generations’ staff! Everyone has been extremely warm and welcoming at Seven Gen and in the community. I’m looking forward to a fun and exciting year ahead!
Terri started in the corporate world working in the area of training and development. After having her first child, she finally got the courage to go to school to follow her dream of becoming a teacher. She finished her degree in elementary education at DeSales University while working as a Learning Support Aide at Oley Valley Elementary. She taught first grade at North Coventry Elementary, and most recently worked as a Reading and Math Intervention Teacher (grades K-2) at West Pottsgrove Elementary. Working as an intervention teacher inspired Terri to begin work on her Reading Specialist certificate. She is currently working on her master’s degree in reading at Kutztown University and served as Seven Generations’ K-5 Reading and Math Specialist in 2016.
Terri is passionate about helping children learn to read and problem solve. She believes that we need to give students every opportunity to learn and grow, and is very excited to be part of Seven Generations’ hands-on, active learning environment.
Terri lives in Barto with her husband, two daughters, and her very helpful mother-in-law. They enjoy skiing, hiking, ice skating, going to the beach, going to amusement parks, and summer carnivals. Terri also loves visiting National Parks and is on a quest to visit all 50 states (She is up to 44). During her “down time” she enjoys reading and family game night. Contact Terri Kuklinski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I currently live in Upper Macungie Township with my two daugthers, Anna and Molly. After graduating from the University of Delaware with a degree in elementary and special education, I moved to Colorado and taught middle school special education. We then moved to Washington and I worked as a Kindergarten teacher in an inclusive classroom. A year later we moved to Maryland where I taught K-3 special education and then was moved into a Kindergarten and First grade teaching positions. As a stay at home mom for the past 8 years I was able to start a children’s photography business which allowed me to continue to work with children in a very different way. Although I cherish my time at home with my girls, I am excited to again be back in the field of education.
I’ve worked in a lot of different environments and when we explored Seven Generations for our children I knew immediately that this is the place I would want to teach. I love the child centered philosophies of Seven Generations. I love the freedom to be creative and develop meaningful, project based learning while meeting the needs of each individual student. I want my classroom to be a safe, nurturing and exciting place to learn and look forward to instilling a love of learning into a new group of Kindergartners.
In my free time I continue to pursue my passion of photography. I also love being outside, traveling, boxing and spending time with my girls.
Photos: Olaf Starorypinski, Dan’s Camera