Andrew Corch, Physical Education and Health 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.

Kristen Roth, Environment and Ecology

Ms. Jennifer Miller, Art Educator

After graduating with a BFA (printmaking/illustration) from Rochester Institute of Technology, Jen worked for over ten years in the design industry as an Assistant Director in advertising, Layout Designer/Illustrator for Rodale Books, freelance Illustrator/Graphic Designer, and Art Director for a ribbon and pottery company.

Jen felt the pull of teaching, wanting to share her experience and passion in visual art. Witnessing the downfall of art in schools, she was determined to keep creativity as part of a strong foundation. She received her Education Certification (Art K-12) from Moravian College, and worked in the Allentown School District for six years before joining Seven Generations in 2010-11.

On a personal level, Jen loves to organize spaces and transform them into something functional and beautiful. She claims clutter makes her uncomfortable, but quirky surprises in unusual places make her laugh. Art is a big deal, and she prefers large-format, collaborative pieces. This can be in the form of work created individually and then placed together or an all-out, high-energy conglomeration of awesome.

A native of upstate New York, she prefers fall and winter. She feels landscapes are most beautiful with the changing colors that segue into snowy shapes. She jogs, skis, sleds, skates, snowshoes, and has been known to start a snowball fight or two. Or she’s off on travels with family and friends. She’s been throughout the USA, France, Belgium, Portugal, China, and Canada. Her favorite places so far are Paris, Northern California, Portugal, and home (Fogelsville). Contact Jennifer Miller at jen.miller@sevengen.org.

Jennifer Rios – World Language

Ms. Jennifer Rios grew up mostly in the small town of Cidra. Puerto Rico. She lived in a military household and for this reason had the opportunity to live along the East coast of the US mainland and other countries such as Panama. Her father is a Navy veteran and her mother is a preschool teacher assistant. She is the oldest of three siblings. 

Ms. Rios completed a Bachelor’s degree in the teaching of English at the secondary level from the University of Puerto Rico and possesses a Master’s in the Teaching of English as a Second Language. She is fascinated by language learning and the human’s ability to be multilingual. This is what drives Ms. Rios’ passion for education. She has experience teaching in the public school system of Puerto Rico and in charters in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. 

During her free time, Ms. Rios likes to travel, read, and spend time with her family. Her happy place is a beach called “Buye” in her home country, Puerto Rico. Her favorite author is the poet, Julia de Burgos and her favorite band is “La Oreja de Van Gogh”.