Genna Reiter is a second and third grade Special Education teacher at Sabold Elementary.
Commitment to Education
Reiter grew up in Bryn Mawr and graduated from Haverford High School. She received her undergraduate degree in Elementary and Special Education from Towson University and went on to receive a Master's Degree in school counseling from Fordham University.
Committed to providing the best education possible to the students at Sabold Elementary, this Haverford alum is currently pursuing a certificate in Autism Studies from St. Joseph's University.
Patch asked this Haverford alum a few questions about teaching and living in Springfield.
What is the best thing about being a teacher?
"I love the sense of fulfillment I feel when my students accomplish tasks that most people, child or adult, take for granted," said Reiter. "This is literally my dream job and I am thankful everyday for it."
When you aren't teaching how do you spend your time?
"I have taken three cake decorating classes in the past year and a half and I really enjoy it," said Reiter. "I am not very good at it, but it is a lot of fun! Plus the kids enjoy eating what I make. I also recently signed my dog up to be a pet therapy dog so we will be visiting hospitals and nursing homes in the area."
What is currently your favorite song on you MP3 player?
"Gotta Keep Your Head Up by Andy Grammar."
Do you have a favorite app?
"Words with Friends is freakishly addicting," said Reiter. "I just started using it this summer and got my whole family onto it as well."
What teacher inspired you most when you were in school?
"My favorite teacher growing up was my third grade teacher, Ms Hemphill, although she is now Mrs. Marston," said Reiter. "She got married the summer after I had her and she actually invited our entire class to her wedding. I remember her being so enthusiastic about teaching and she could make any topic, exciting for us to learn. She was always thinking outside the box and to this day, I still remember many of her lessons."