Kristen Hughes Heal
|Kristen Hughes Heal||
Joined Oct 25 2016
I have worked in the field of education for 16 years. I began my career as a Special Education teacher at the elementary level in grades K-6. Then I moved into the regular education setting teaching 1st grade for a year, 3rd grade for five years and 4th grade for a year. I transitioned to a Title 1 Literacy specialist for two years. Currently, I am an elementary Reading Specialist at the Sprigfield Literacy Center (Kindergarten and 1st grades) in the Springfield School District (Delco).
I became passionate about working with people with disabilites at a young age with my mother. She had worked at Shriner's Hospital of Philadelphia when I was in grade school, and there were many days when I would hang out with her after-school while she finished working with patients. I did my homework while talking with kids in the waiting room. I became friendly with at least two of her patients that were about my age.