Angela Waldraff moved around a lot when she was younger. She was born in Hawaii but also lived in California, Maryland, Indiana, Florida and in Harrogate, England for six years. While in Florida, she fulfilled a dream of working at Disney World. That’s where she met her husband in 1993, and in 2001 they moved to Pennsylvania to be near his family. Angela earned her B.S. in elementary education in 2009 from Cedar Crest College, with Elementary Certification K-6. She completed her student teaching in first grade, in Allentown, and in fifth grade, in Parkland School District. Before that, she was a MOPS (Mothers of Pre-School) lesson and craft organizer and a Girl Scout leader for 3 years. During Seven Generations first year she spent time as a guest teacher, teaching in all grades, as well as Spanish, IDEA, Play, and Music. In the fall of 2010, Angela became a first-grade teacher at Seven Generations.
She and her husband, Pete, live in Lower Macungie with their two daughters, Ashley and Madison. Her girls are the joy of her life and the reason why she went back to school to get her education degree. She feels that education is one of the most important things in life; she knew that she not only needed to tell her daughters that but to show them as well. Her family loves to travel together, revisiting Disney World or spending summers at the shore, walking on the beach and playing in the sand. On her own time, Angela enjoys reading (often a book a day while on vacation).
What is it like to teach at Seven Generations?
Working at Seven Generations has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. Each day is an adventure and not only a learning opportunity for my students, but a chance for me to learn from my students. I love working with all the members of the Seven Gen community from students, to parents, and staff. I enjoy helping each child find their place in the world through education at a place where they feel they belong and know they are loved, safe and secure.