Kindergarten

 

Kelly Baughman
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 kelly.baughman@sevengen.org.

What is it like to teach at Seven Generations?
Working at Seven Gen is a wonderful, never-ending adventure!

 


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Terri Kuklinski

Terri started in the corporate world working in the area of training and development. After having children, She decided to go back to school to finish her teaching degree. She’s completed her elementary education degree at DeSales University while working as a Learning Support Aide in 1st and 2nd grades. She completed her Master’s in Education in Reading at Kutztown University and is also certified as a  reading specialist. Prior to Seven Gen, She taught first grade and also worked as a Reading and Math Intervention Teacher.

She was drawn to Seven Gen because of the hands-on and integrated approach to learning. Terry feels that every child here is seen as an individual who learns in his/her own way and pace. Our approach allows us to help all children to grow and learn in an environment that is active, fun, and interesting.

Terri lives in Barto with her husband and two daughters. They love hiking, skiing, going to the beach, paddleboarding, kayaking, going to amusement parks, visiting National Parks or just hanging at home for a family game or movie night

Contact Terri Kuklinski at terri.kuklinski@sevengen.org.

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Jeannine Leydic 

Jeannine grew up in Eastern Long Island and moved to the Philadelphia area for Graduate School. Jeannine has an Undergraduate Degree in Environmental Science from Stony Brook University and a Master of Education from Cabrini University. She began her career in education working in a Nonprofit Organization as the Education Coordinator. She has also worked as a camp counselor at Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education adding to her experience teaching in the outdoors. Jeannine has taught High School Biology in Philadelphia for a short time. She also has experience working with Special Needs children as a Learning Support Paraprofessional in a Suburban District and a Behavior Technician at Children’s Integrated Center for Success. Jeannine taught Kindergarten here at Seven Generations for years as one of the founding teachers.

Jeannine was drawn to Seven Generations as she is passionate about teaching in the outdoors. She also believes in educating the whole child and creating a balance throughout the school day. Seven Generations Charter School cultivates all of these beliefs and Jeannine is happy to be back teaching in the community.

Jeannine enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. They visit family in New York and Western PA, as well as hiking trails and restaurants on their weekends. Jeannine also enjoys taking Les Mills exercise classes in her solo free time.
Contact Jeannine Leydic at Jeannine.leydic@sevengen.org.

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Makayla Fleming 

Makayla grew up in Easton, PA. Makayla went to The Pennsylvania State University – Berks Campus to complete her Elementary and Early Childhood Education Degree. She did her student teaching in Reading, PA in a kindergarten classroom. During the summer months, Makayla was a summer camp counselor at Kids Co-Op

Since Makayla was little, she always wanted to become a teacher. Her reasoning of why she always knew she was going to be an educator was because Makayla has a brother that is seven years younger than her. Growing up she helped take care of him in the summer months and was able to help him learn and grow. This has inspired Makayla to keep following her dreams. Another reason for wanting to be a teacher is walking into her own classroom and meeting new students. Makayla will be able to see the students’ successes and growth from start to finish. It is such an amazing feeling seeing how far your students have come. Lastly, Makayla wants her students to have the love of learning. She would like to be able to make learning fun and exciting.

Makayla enjoys traveling with her family in their camper each year. They have had many adventures on the East Coast by camping from Maine to Florida. Makayla also has a love for Disney and has visited Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL and Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. She also enjoys photography and playing volleyball

Contact Makayla Fleming at makayla.fleming@sevengen.org.