1ST GRADE TEACHER / LANGUAGE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES
I have been a teacher at Cedar Hill Prep School since 2009.
Teaching is a second career for me. Although I worked as a Health Care Recruiter and Employment Manager for close to 15 years, I had always wanted to be a teacher. In 2000, after my third child was born, I enrolled at Johns Hopkins University to realize that dream. Balancing school, motherhood, and recruiting, I was able to graduate with a Master’s Degree in Teaching in 2007 and began teaching 4th grade in Maryland. I joined Cedar Hill Prep when my family relocated to New Jersey.
There are so many things I love about teaching at CHP. I love that every day is different and offers unique challenges. I love the school spirit and learning new and better ways to connect with students. But mostly, I love being a part of the students’ learning and their “Ah-Ha” moments, those times when I hear a little voice say, “I got this!” These are the moments that continue to inspire me.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (School Closed)
Family Fun Night
CHP National Geography Bee (Grades 4 - 8)
Report Cards (Preschool - Kindergarten)
January 31School Calendar
Third graders started off 2019 on a great note by visiting the assisted living facility. They sang a few songs and also played the recorder under the guidance of the music teacher. The students also read a few books to seniors at the facility and were praised for their fluency in reading and their confidence in conducting themselves. Great job third grade!
Ellen Callahan, CHP Middle School Teacher / Social Studies, began her story many years ago as a seed planted in another time waiting to take root and grow. In the early ‘80s, she began her journey as an educator working with physically and intellectually challenged children. It was hard work, and the children often made very minimal progress. However, the rewards far outweighed the obstacles....