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K-6 Emotional Support
Mrs. Tanya Peter


Welcome to the emotional support classroom at Penn-Bernville Elementary! I believe that parent involvement is one of the most important factors that affects student achievement. Therefore communication between home and school on a regular basis is essential. Please feel free to contact me through email at tpeter@tulpehocken.org or via phone (610) 488-6248. I look forward to helping your child learn, grow, and become a successful student!
- Mrs. Peter


About Us

Mrs. Peter: This is my 4th year at Penn-Bernville as the K-6 Emotional Support Teacher. I am currently attending Arcadia University for my Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis with a concentration in Autism and plan to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I have my Bachelor's in Elementary Education K-4 as well as Special Education K-8. Before coming to Tulpehocken, I worked in Learning Support for 5 years. In my free time, I enjoy reading, working outside, spending time with friends and family, and in the winter I love to go snowmobiling. My husband and I enjoy gardening, traveling, and taking care of our two cats, Karmen and Brooke and dog, Sebastian.
Mrs. Reed: I have worked as a paraprofessional with the Tulpehocken Area School District for 25 years. This is my 6th year as an ES paraprofessional. I am a wife, mother and grandmother. Most of my free time is spent taking care of alpacas on our alpaca farm. 
Mrs. Schur: This is my 4th year working for TASD. My first year I worked in the lunch room and was asked to help on occasion in the ES room. From that moment on I knew that was where I wanted to be. The following year I took an open position in the Special Education department and couldn't be happier with the choice. I recently graduated from the BCIU Para Academy. I have had the privilege of working with many different children, with many different needs. I am a mom of 5, ages 9-23, and including a set of twins, a boy and girl. In my spare time. my husband and I love to take little day trips with the kids. I love to read, make hair bows, and most of all travel. 
Miss Sprentall: This is my second year as an ES paraprofessional at Penn-Bernville. Prior to working at Tulpehocken, I headed various School Age programs (K-5, Before & After, Summer Camp). I began a degree in Elementary Education at Shippensburg University and plan to complete it through Penn State. I have two children, Ezra (4) and Jocelynn (7), who are in the Hamburg SD. Much of my time is spent with my children; at the dance studio, cheerleading, or at various other extracurriculars. In my down time, I love to read and craft!
Mrs. Sullivan: I have been in the ES room for almost 5 years. Prior to that I subbed in different positions at the school. I have 2 children, Brogan and Calleigh. I have been a PA certified EMT since 2002. I graduated from the Para Academy at the BCIU in 2015. In my free time, I like to garden and do beading. I also love to travel; especially to the beach. I have been married for 18 years and I have a beloved Great Dane named Finnegan. Most of my free time revolves around my family but I do also enjoy walking to stay in shape.


Our Classroom

We serve a variety of elementary students ranging in ability in an environment that meets their educational needs. There are students who receive services from the ES staff in their regular education classroom, students who receive instruction in their regular education classes as well as in the ES classroom, and students who attend the ES classroom for all of their instruction. We strive to provide students with the classroom environment that supports their individual strengths and needs.

Our classroom instructs students using valid and research based direct instruction programs in the four major subject areas. The predictable language, signaling, and routine that is used in each lesson helps students to experience success in these programs. Students are able to advance through challenging topics quickly while also ensuring proficiency in each lesson.

We also address the social-emotional needs of each student. As an ES team, we identify problematic behavior, collect data, obtain teacher feedback, as well as listen to the social and academic concerns of both the student and parents. We address the needs of each student by individually tailoring materials and providing them with the necessary instruction. Teaching strategies include social and emotion games, student contracts, feeling thermometers, social stories, sensory self-regulation, and much more!

On a weekly basis, students who qualify receive services from Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, School Counselor, and School Psychologist.


PB PTO Meeting
Tue Feb 12 2019
PB PTO Winter Book Fair
Mon Feb 25 2019
to Fri Mar 1 2019

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