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Welcome to Fifth Grade Humanities at Shady Side Academy Junior School


Humanities Overview



Teacher Biography:  Lisa Anselmo

I graduated in 1985 from Penn State University with a BA in General Arts and Science.  I worked for the Procter and Gamble Company for six years after college as a Unit Manager in the areas of sales and advertising.  I left the work force to be a full-time mother and I kept very busy raising my five children.  After all my children were in full- time school, I too returned to school and began working on my Master of Arts in Teaching degree at Chatham University.  I received my degree in 2006 and began working at Shady Side in the fall of 2006.  I spent one year in Kindergarten and then five years in second grade before moving to my present teaching position in 5th grade.  This is my second year in 5th grade.  My husband Michael and I and our five children Kaitlin, Julia, Grace, Michael and Emma live in Shadyside.  We have two Penn State graduates, two current Penn State students and our youngest daughter is a senior in high school.

I truly love teaching and look forward to coming into to my classroom each and every day!  I am really looking forward to implementing the Reading and Writing workshop models into my Humanities classroom this year, as well as focusing on the Middle Ages in Europe, the Rise of Islam, and some aspects of dynastic China in social studies.  Please feel free to stop by and visit my busy classroom! 

Contact Information:

To contact Mrs. Anselmo email: lanselmo@shadysideacademy.org (This is a highly preferred method of contact!!)

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