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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Jaimee was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA. After graduating from college, she moved to Virginia to work as a kindergarten teacher for two years before relocating back to Pennsylvania to be closer to her family. After living and teaching in Philadelphia for the past three years, Jaimee is thrilled to be back in the Lehigh Valley!
Jaimee graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in May 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood and Early Adolescent Education and a minor in Special Education. She just recently completed her Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction degree at Concordia University.
Jaimee found herself drawn to Seven Generation’s entire philosophy of education. After working in inner city Philadelphia, she loves Seven Gen’s mission to promote hands on learning in nature and making a positive impact on the local community. She strongly believes in service learning and empowering students to become active participants in their educational experiences.
In her free time, Jaimee travels with her fiancé as much as she can. She loves to explore new cities, restaurants, and festivals. She is an avid fan of all Philadelphia teams and attends at least one Penn State football game every year. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. You can almost always find her outside, whether she is kayaking, camping, skiiing or just reading a good book.