Getting to Know Mrs. Garpstas
I am married and I have two daughters. My husband’s name is Rob. My daughters’ names are Kayla and Paige. Kayla is 24 years old. She went to college at West Virginia University to be a graphic design artist. She now lives in Colorado where she is a graphic designer. She loves snowboarding and hiking with her dog. Paige is 20 years old and she is in her second year at Penn State University. She is studying to be a teacher. She enjoys hiking and running. Our family is very active. We love to be outside whenever we can. We like to go biking and boating in the summer and skiing/snowboarding in the winter. We also love to run, hike, and kayak, too. I enjoy photography, making scrapbooks, and READING.
We have two dogs named Nash and Phoebe. Nash is 6 years old and Phoebe is 3 years old. Their three favorite things in life are: belly rubs, running, and peanut butter. They like to give lots of kisses, too! You will hear many funny stories about Nash and Phoebe this year!
I went to Penn Manor just like you! I went to Hambright Elementary School as a child. Then I went to Marticville Middle School and Penn Manor High School. I was a cheerleader and yearbook photographer. I also performed in the musicals at the high school. After Penn Manor, I went to Penn State University, so I love the Nittany Lions! I received my Master’s degree from Millersville University as a Reading Specialist.
I have been teaching in Penn Manor School District for 24 years. I taught fourth grade for six years and first grade for four years at Hambright Elementary School. I have been at Conestoga for 14 years.
I am very anxious to get to know you and learn more about you. We are going to have a great time this year!