Meet The Teacher
My name is Michele Bittner. I am a 1991 graduate of Tamaqua Area School District. I completed my Bachelor's Degree with honors at Kutztown University where I studied Elementary Education. I hold a Master's Degree in both Special Education and Educational Leadership from Wilkes University.
I have been teaching for 26 years. I started my career at McAdoo Catholic School teaching computer science for seven years. I moved for one year into the fourth grade position there, as well. I have been teaching at West Penn Elementary for thirteen years. I was first hired as the Reading Reduction Teacher. I was then reassigned to the fifth grade position in the 2004 - 2005 school year where I hope to remain for the rest of my career. I truly love teaching, especially at West Penn!
I have many hobbies, but the one I like the most is spending time with my two daughters and my niece, Koreena. Cailee is a graduate of Tamaqua High School, and she is now studying Animal Behaviorial Phsychology. Brianna and her husband, Nick, are expecting thier first baby on Christmas Day! This will be my very first grandchild, so you can just imagine how excited I am. My niece, Koreena, is a sevent grade student that is so full of energy and life. My husband and I reside in StillCreek with our daughter and three labrador retrievers and two beagles. They are all the light and joy in my life.
I greatly enjoy teaching at West Penn Elementary. I believe that we have the best students in the world attending our school. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to get to know and teach all of the children.