Mrs. Grassmyer has served as an elementary school teacher, instructional coach, learning guide and instructor for a cyber charter school, K-12 virtual charter school principal, field experience coordinator, student teaching supervisor, and instructor at Saint Francis University. She earned her bachelor’s degree Elementary and Kindergarten Education from The Pennsylvania State University; her M.Ed. from Gannon University; and her K-12 principal certification from California University of Pennsylvania.
From 2005-2014 Mrs. Grassmyer was a teacher and instructional coach at Altoona Area School District. She served as technology liaison and facilitator for after school programs and summer school programs. In 2014 she took a leave of absence from teaching to care for her medically fragile child. In 2016 she returned to education when she became a learning guide and then principal for Central PA Digital Learning Foundation, a local cyber charter school. While acting as principal, she also ran the elementary program and was the instructor for all students in the K-6 program. As and educator, instructional coach and administrator it’s always been Mrs. Grassmyer’s goal to help increase student achievement through engaging curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Mrs. Grassmyer joined the Education Department in January of 2018. Mrs. Grassmyer teaches Introduction to Early Childhood Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, and the High and Low Incidence Comprehensive Seminar. She also coordinates field experience placements for all undergraduate students taking education courses and is a student teacher supervisor. She recently began to help the adult degree program as a liaison between departments.
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