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Hello students and families! Welcome to Kindergarten!
My name is Kelly Derr and I will be your child's Kindergarten teacher this year. I have been teaching since 2005 and being an educator is truly what I am called to do. I obtained my Bachelor of Science dual Degree from Slippery Rock University in both Elementary Education and Special Education. Then, I earned my Master of Education Degree in Special Education, with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders, from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. I had an opportunity to teach out West for four years and then made my way back to Pennsylvania and to my alma mater at Southmoreland where I have been for the past 13 years.
I am married to my amazing husband named Robert and we have been blessed with three beautiful children- Josie (7), Norah (6) and Hudson (3). Our family enjoys spending time outdoors doing things such as hiking, camping and traveling. I relax by doing yoga and listening to music and enjoy a good chai tea latte in the morning. I love plants and gardening and growing things makes me happy.
I am very passionate about teaching little ones and love watching them learn and grow. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child this school year. We are going to have a fantastic year!