Name: Christy Connelly
    Grade: 3
    Phone Ext: 4502
    Room #: 302
    Welcome to Third Grade!

    Welcome!  I am very excited about beginning a new school year! I want to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself. This is my fifteenth year of teaching.  I have had the opportunity to teach eighth grade Language Arts, and was also a Reading Specialist.  Since then, I have spent the past s ten years as a fifth grade teacher, and now have the opportunity to teach third grade!     

    I was born and raised in a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  My husband, Mike, is from Medford, New Jersey, which is what brought me to this area.  He actually attended Cranberry Pines as a child! We have two children, Mikey (7 yrs. old) and Alexis (3 yrs. old). We live in Medford ourselves, and feel blessed to live in such a wonderful community!

    I enjoy teaching, playing tennis, rooting for the Steelers, skiing, taking walks with my beagle, Rocco, and spending time with my friends and family. 

    My college education began at James Madison University where I studied Elementary and Middle School education.  From there, I attended Slippery Rock University where I studied Reading Education and was awarded my Reading Specialist Certification.   Lastly, I completed a second master’s degree in Educational Administration and was awarded my Principal’s Certification. I am looking forward to beginning my doctoral studies in the near future.  I love teaching, and learning more about how to become the best teacher I can be.

    Third grade is an exciting year, filled with lots of learning and fun activities, too! I am looking forward to a great school year!