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    Mrs. Alicia Sterner ~ Fifth Grade Teacher
     
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    Sterner Family
     

    I started my teaching career in Lower Dauphin School District.  I taught 3rd grade and loved it so much that I stayed in this grade level for 8 years!  My husband, Brad, and I met at Lower Dauphin when we were both teachers there.  Once I received my Masters Degree, I decided to take on a new challenge and become a reading specialist.  As a reading specialist, I have worked with students at the elementary and middle school level.  After taking a couple of years off to be at home with my daughter, I took a part-time position as a reading specialist in Hempfield School District.  This enabled me to spend more time with my daughter, Addison.  Then, in 2013, my daughter and I both started a new chapter together in Elizabethtown Area School District- her as a student and me as a fifth grade teacher. Go BEARS! 

     

    I was born in....

    Lebanon, PA

     

    I went to school/college....

    Annville-Cleona High School

    Shippensburg- Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education 

    Penn State- Masters in Teaching and Curriculum and Reading Specialist Certification

     

    My family....

    My husband and I live in Elizabethtown with our daughter, Addison, and our three dogs, Hunter, Bella and FInn.  I am also very close to my parents, my twin sister, Allyson, and my younger sister, Ashley. 

     

    When I was in school....

    One of my teachers entered a story I wrote into a children’s book contest and I was one of the winning finalists.  I was very shy so when a news reporter interviewed me my nerves got the best of me and I accidently spilled my drink on the table where I was being interviewed

     

    If I were not a teacher I would be....

    A nurse or a vet because I like helping people and animals

     

    I became a teacher because....

    I love children and I love to learn

     

    My favorite teacher was....

    Mr. Gardner.  He believed in me even when I wasn’t sure I believed in myself. 

     

    I am interested in....

    I LOVE spending time with my family.  I also enjoy reading, shopping, movies, and photography.   

     

    I love to vacation....

    North Carolina beaches… I enjoy the slow pace so I can completely focus on spending time with my family

     

    My favorite foods....

    I love salads (without dressing), my mom’s homemade Pennsylvania Dutch potpie, and frozen yogurt.  Yum!

     

     
     Pets
    Hunter, Finn and Bella