Mrs. Mergenthaler

 

  

Three of my favorite things…Hiking, my grandson Tyler, and my granddaughter Annabelle (not necessarily in that order)!

Mrs. M’s Educational Career Path

When I was in high school, I wanted to be an actress when I grew up.  I wanted to sing and dance and act my way on Broadway in New York City.  I wanted to be famous.  I wanted people to ask for my autograph.  I wanted to live in a one room apartment on 42nd street where all the Broadway action was.

I chose Bloomsburg University as my educational pathway to this stardom.  However, after a year and a half, I found a different path.  I found my husband, got married, and 3 years later had my two children.  My life dreams changed.  Looking at my two children, I realized I wanted to be a teacher.

I went back to school and got an Associates in Early Childhood at Lakeland College in Ohio.  All my theatrical training enhanced my teaching skills. Then, I went on to Millersville University to get my Bachelors in Elementary and Early Childhood Education in Pennsylvania.   Lastly, I went on to Cabrini College in Reading, Pennsylvania to get my Masters in Education.  As you can see, I did not take a straight path to my chosen career.  But I would not have traded it for the world…because my educational pathway led me singing and dancing to my students!