Second Grade

 

Tatiana Galota

Tatiana Galota was born and raised in northeast New Jersey, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice. She worked for two years in the Division of Youth and Family Services in New Jersey. Shortly after getting married, Mrs. Galota and her husband ventured off to South Florida where she worked for two years at the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Eventually, Mrs. Galota changed careers and began a new journey as a first-grade teacher; the following year she moved to a kindergarten classroom in a Catholic school. Then she and her family moved to Pennsylvania, where Mrs. Galota returned to school for her master’s degree and teaching certification in early childhood education.

Mrs. Galota substituted in many different districts, including at Seven Generations Charter School. It was here that Mrs. Galota realized how teaching and learning could be so hands-on and how the community and environment can make such a positive impact on teaching and learning. She joined our second-grade teaching staff in 2015.

Mrs. Galota cherishes her free time being with her husband, daughter, son, and cute kitty Lily. They enjoy going on what her children call “adventures” such as camping, going to museums, community parks, or wherever the wind takes them. She is very excited to continue her journey at Seven Gen! Contact Tatiana Galota at tatiana.galota@sevengen.org.


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Ashley Petre

Ashley lives in Macungie, PA with her family. She attended Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where she completed her Early Childhood Education degree. During her time there she was a member of the Kutztown track and field team where she competed in the throwing events.

Ashley has wanted to be a teacher ever since she was little. She has two younger brothers who she was always playing school with as they grew up together. Ashley has had many teachers throughout her education who have continued to inspire her to become the best educator she can be. After graduating she was a long term third grade substitute for Seven Generations. She was also a substitute for East Penn School district. Ashley is so excited to be back with Seven Generations this year as a second grade teacher.

Ashley enjoys coaching many different sports. She is currently the throws coach for Emmaus High School’s track and field team. Ashley coaches shot put, discus and javelin to the high school students. Ashley is also the head coach for the Lower Macungie Lazers summer swim team where she has been coaching since she was 16 years old. In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her fiance and going on hikes with his two dogs Murray and Fynn.
Contact Ms.Petre at ashley.petre@sevengen.org.


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Megan Roth

I live in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  I went to college at East Stroudsburg University where I received my Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education. I graduated from East Stroudsburg University in 2015 and continued my career at Sheetz. While I was in college I worked as an Assistant Dance Instructor for a short time, volunteered as the Nursery Director at my church, and also took on the role of the Vacation Bible School Instructor.

I began substituting teaching at Seven Gen in September 2016. I was in awe that there was still a school out there that created a rich learning environment for young children and not an environment where children learn how to take a test. The philosophy of education at Seven Gen lines up exactly with my philosophy of teaching. The environment that Seven Gen creates is one that I always dreamed of having when I became a teacher. I also adore how much Seven Gen loves the environment and how they teach young children to cherish and take care of our planet. The great outdoors is very important to me and I’m excited to encourage children to feel the same!

I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, our daughter Eleanor, and our three cats. In our time together we enjoy hiking, fishing, traveling, gardening (well, trying to!) and spending time with our families.The best thing in life is enjoying the great outdoors and all the adventures it provides! Oh, and I cannot forget to mention that my lifelong dream is to one day own a beautiful horse!
Contact Mrs. Roth at megan.roth@sevengen.org.

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Andrew Corch, Physical Education and Health Teacher, Second Grade Team Teacher

Andrew has been interested in physical fitness and wellness since he was a child. When he was in grade school he made sure his homework was done first thing so that he could go outside and play in the park next to his house. His love of sports and fitness carried through his Emmaus High School years where he played on the football team and excelled on the Marine Youth Physical Fitness team. During his senior year in 2004, he was the overall individual male champion at the National High School Marine Fitness Competition held in San Diego, California. He enjoyed those experiences so much that he decided teaching physical education and health would be a great career, as well as an excellent way to impart those interests to the young people in his community.

Andrew earned a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education degree at East Stroudsburg University in 2008, and a   Master of Health and Physical Education degree in 2013. In the summer, he supervises the playground program for the Allentown Parks and Recreation Department. He has also been the assistant coach for the Emmaus High School Marine Youth Physical Fitness Team since 2008.

At home, Andrew enjoys playing with his son.  He loves watching him grow and being a good father and role model to him.  When he’s not playing with his boy, Andrew loves any kind of exercise, because working out is where he feels most comfortable. He’s a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys even though he tends to catch a lot of grief for that.

Contact him at andrew.corch@sevengen.org.

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Carolan Gehret, K-4 Reading Specialist, Second Grade Team Teacher

Carolan worked in the restaurant industry from the time she was in high school until 2008. For 17 years, she and her family owned a luncheonette in downtown Reading, Pennsylvania where she served as the manager, cook, and dishwasher at times. However, she felt a calling to be a positive, encouraging role model in children’s lives. Since she always loved school and learning, she started taking night courses at Kutztown University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a concentration in English in 2011. She returned to Kutztown to pursue her master’s degree in 2013, and earned her master’s and reading specialist certification in the summer of 2015. She was a substitute teacher in the Fleetwood, Oley and Kutztown school districts before joining our staff in 2016.

Of course, one of her favorite hobbies is reading. She also enjoys cooking and trying new recipes. Other pursuits include travel, movies, and planning fun events for her family. Contact Carolan Gehret at carolan.gehret@sevengen.org..

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Jenny Nunez, Paraprofessional

Jenny was born in Honduras, in February 2017, she moved to Allentown Pennsylvania,
Jenny graduated from National Pedagogical University Francisco Morazan in Honduras in June 2016 with Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, now she’s taking ESL classes at Lehigh Carbon Community College.

One of the things that Jenny is drawn to at Seven Gen is that they create an environment of academic excellence that taps children’s creativity but above all fosters mutual respect.
In her free time she likes to travel with her husband, she enjoys spending time with her family and to watch a good action movie.
Contact Jenny at jenny.nunez@sevengen.org..