Fourth Grade

Diana Reeves
Diana knew from a young age that she wanted to be a teacher and work with children. Growing up in New Jersey, she chose a local school well known for its robust education program. She graduated from Montclair State University in 2005, with dual certifications in early childhood education and elementary education.

Shortly after college graduation, Diana and her husband, Alex, started a family, and Diana grew increasingly interested in the childcare field. She worked as a daycare supervisor and director in New Jersey for four years before she, her husband and then young son relocated to Pennsylvania. Once in Pennsylvania, Diana worked for Community Services for Children for several years as a lead teacher in a Head Start classroom. She found working in a project-based hands-on learning environment extremely inspiring and close to what she knew as best practices in education. Shortly after, she discovered Seven Generations and enrolled her son for kindergarten.

Diana knew that she wanted to re-enter the field of education with elementary age students, but returned to school to pursue her Master’s degree first. After obtaining a Master of Education degree and a Reading Specialist Certificate from Kutztown University and graduating in December of 2012, Diana became the third reading specialist at Seven Generations, in January 2013. She joined our fourth-grade staff in the 2014-15 school year. Hoping to inspire young readers to genuinely enjoy reading and help it “click” for them, Diana truly feels she’s found her “home” and her passion teaching at Seven Gen. Contact Diana Reeves at diana.reeves@sevengen.org.

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Robyn Perna
Robyn was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She moved around a lot as a child, but always remained in the Eastern Pennsylvania area. She has lived in Bucks, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Berks, and Lehigh Counties. In 2000, she moved to Lehigh County and currently lives in Lower Macungie Township.
After having her children, Brittany, Tyler, Kyle, and Michael, Robyn decided to return to school to pursue a career in education. She earned an Associate of Arts in Education from Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC). While attending LCCC, she volunteered for two programs working to improve academic, social, and life skills of high school and college students with special needs. She then transferred to Cedar Crest College, earning a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education.
She completed her student teaching in fourth grade in the Whitehall-Coplay School District and in kindergarten in the Allentown School District. She was a substitute teacher in the Whitehall-Coplay School District for a short time before taking a position as a third grade teacher at a private school in Philadelphia.

Robyn was drawn to Seven Gen because of the hands-on, project-based approach to learning. She is committed to educating the whole child in an environment that is nurturing, active, and engaging.

Robyn loves to travel, spend quality time with her children, and attends her sons’ soccer and football games. In her spare time, she also likes to read and watch movies.

Contact Robyn Perna at robyn.perna@sevengen.org.