Mrs. Lenahan is thrilled to be part of the faculty at ELANCO school district as the elementary gifted support teacher. I love offering enriching opportunities to challenge students’ critical and creative thinking skills as we explore and learn together. My role involves multiple pieces — supporting students in enrichment/acceleration as well as coaching students through the unique social-emotional pieces that come with being gifted. Another part of my role is coaching and supporting teachers with instructional strategies that enhance learning for these students.
I have worn many hats both professionally and personally over the course of my career. Originally from Dauphin County, I earned my B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Susquehanna University in 1998 and subsequently began my teaching at Cornwall-Lebanon School District as a 6th grade teacher. I also served as that district’s middle school language arts curriculum leader and earned my Masters in Education from Wilkes University during my tenure there.
I was fortunate to enjoy some time at home to focus on my own children’s growth and learning after each of their births. During that time, I began Music Together Lancaster — offering early childhood/family style music and movement classes. It was a true joy to help enrich Lancaster County families’ lives with the arts in this way for seven years.
Upon returning to the public school environment in 2014, I pursued an endorsement to my teaching certificate in the area of Gifted Education. I have fallen in love with the unique strengths, needs, and characteristics of this demographic of learners. They challenge me to learn something new every day.
My husband and I reside in Lititz with our three boys who are now ages 17, 15, and 13. As a family, we enjoy hiking, kayaking, reading, listening to and making music, gardening, and spending time with our yellow lab, Katie. I love learning new things and challenging myself to grow in new ways. I can’t wait to see what new things we learn together this year!