General McLane School District adds 9 teachers to the staff

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Friday, September 13th, 2019 at 11:37 AM

General McLane School District has welcomed nine new teachers to the district this year.

Sarah Garofalo will be the school nurse at the high school. She previously worked as a school nurse for the City of Erie School District and as both a Cardiovascular Nuero ICU Nurse and Telemetry Nurse for Saint Vincent Health Center. Garofalo earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Carlow University and earned her school nurse certificate from LaSalle University.

Zach Lucas will be an autistic support teacher at James W. Parker Middle School. Lucas graduated Summa Cum Laude from Edinboro University with his bachelor’s degree in early childhood and special education. He was awarded the Outstanding Senior in Counseling from the School of Psychology and Special Education Department. Lucas previously served as an autistic support teacher at both Fairview Elementary School and North East Intermediate Elementary. Outside of the classroom, Lucas has coached high school wrestling and football.

Marshall McCormick will be a health and physical education teacher at James W. Parker Middle School. McCormick recently graduated from Slippery Rock University with his bachelor’s degree. He has certifications in health and physical education, biology, and as a library media specialist. McCormick worked with the Grove City YMCA and Evangel Heights Daycare and has coached high school track and football, as well as a variety of youth sports including basketball, hockey and soccer. Prior to attending Slippery Rock, he was a member of Robert Morris University’s Division 1 football team.

Devon Mellin will be an emotional support teacher at James W. Parker Middle School. She previously was a long-term substitute in the district, as well as Northwestern School District, and she worked at Fort LeBoeuf Middle School through the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit.
She taught a variety of classes at the Barber National Institute, participating in their arts and residency program and implemented a monthly character education program. Mellin has a bachelor’s from Edinboro University and is working on obtaining her master’s from Edinboro, as well. Mellin is a member of the Lake Erie Area Down Syndrome Group.

Kendra Moran will be a part-time art teacher at McKean Elementary School. Moran graduated Cum Laude from Edinboro University with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education and a Bachelor of Fine Art. She has served as a substitute teacher for a variety of schools throughout the area and teaches tumbling and tap dance for the Erie Dance Theater. Moran has taught dance and cheerleading to beginners and advanced students. She’s a member of the National Art Education Association and the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/ Youth Development Network.

Alicia Terrill will be the literacy interventionist at General McLane High School. Terrill graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mercyhurst University and received her master’s from Edinboro University. She has teaching certifications in English as a Second Language, as a reading specialist, as a library media specialist, and in English. Terrill has worked in General McLane schools previously, working as an ESL teacher through the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit and as a library aide in General McLane High School.

Terrill has volunteered for many different organizations and is very active with the Edinboro United Methodist Church, serving on their administrative board and ministry council, as well as teaching vacation Bible school and Sunday school among many other involvements.
Jeff Tyree will be a guidance counselor at General McLane High School. Tyree previously served as the district’s mental health liaison.

He joined the district in 2017 after working 16 years as a mental health professional within the Achievement Center, Stairways Behavioral Health, and Safe Harbor Behavioral Health. He graduated from Edinboro University with his bachelor’s in speech communication and earned two master’s degrees from Edinboro: one in sociology and one in school counseling. Tyree is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

Hannah Washek will be an emotional support teacher at General McLane High School. Washek graduated Magna Cum Laude from Westminster College with her bachelor’s degree in early childhood and special education. She’s currently enrolled in the master’s program at Westminster College. She has served as an emotional support teacher through Sarah Reed and worked at both South Hills Child Development Center and Barber National Institute’s Camp Connections. She taught students on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic and has volunteered with a variety of organizations. While in college, Washek was a three-year member of their volleyball program and participated in Kappa Delta Phi and Pi Sigma Pi.

Kayla Windsor will be an autistic support teacher, provided through the Barber National Institute (BNI). Windsor was teaching at the Elizabeth Lee Black School at BNI before she was transferred to General McLane. Windsor graduated Cum Laude from Edinboro University with a dual major in early education and special education and with a STEM Endorsement. She has volunteered as a reading tutor at McKean Elementary and as a volunteer for STEM Day. The General McLane graduate has a daughter, who is 1 and a half years old.

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