WELCOME TO FIRST GRADE LEARNING SUPPORT!
Let's have a magical year!
Phone: (717) 531-2211 ext. 6023
Degrees and Certifications:
Post-Baccalaureate Certifications in Early Childhood Education (K-4) and Special Education (K-8) Millersville University December 2020, GPA 4.0 Master's Degree, Early Childhood Education Millersville University In Progress, GPA 4.0 Bachelor's Degree, Psychology- Minor, Art Millersville University 2017
Ms. Kat McBride
My name is Kat McBride, and I will be your child's case manager and teaching 1st Grade Learning Support in the ECC in room 23 from August until early March! It’s going to be a fun year full of learning and new adventures, and I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us.
A little bit about me:
I received my Bachelor's degree in 2017 from Millersville University where I majored in psychology and minored in art. In between my undergraduate graduation and starting my master's program, I began working in an evening treatment center (the PULSE Program) for young children and teens, teaching nine different therapeutic (social emotional learning) and educational classes. During this time, I was also a TSS (Therapeutic Support Staff) and worked with many young children in several districts with a variety of needs. While working in both these positions for four years, I have found a love for teaching and helping children reach their educational and social-emotional goals. I completed my Post-Baccalaureate Certifications in Early Childhood Education (K-4) and Special Education (K-8) in December 2020. I have experience teaching 1st grade, as well as 5th-8th grade Autistic Support.
My hobbies include traveling, learning Polish (my fiancé is Polish), painting, reading, hiking, and taking our dog (Lily) for long walks. I also volunteer at art shows in downtown Lancaster. Maybe you have seen me working the raffle tent at the Long’s Park Art Festival that is held every September!
I am so excited to begin this adventure and cannot wait to start teaching your kiddos! My mission is to create an environment in which children are motivated, excited about learning, and will obtain the skills to be lifelong learners. I want the classroom to be a space where the students are constantly engaged in their learning and question the world around them. I am sure these months will go by fast, but they will be memorable! I look forward to getting to know all of you!