The East Penn School District would like to introduce you to a few new faces you will see around our district this school year. We are certain that you will agree that they are a perfect fit. You make us #EastPennPROUD!
My name is Abigail Guman. I am originally from the Lehigh Valley and went to Moravian College for my degree in psychology and early childhood education. I had the opportunity to complete my student teaching in a kindergarten class in the Bethlehem Area School District and in a third grade class in Parkland school district. I am also a soccer coach for an academy, and I am currently coaching the Whitehall boys JV team. I am so excited to learn from and grow with the amazing staff at Wescosville this year. My goal this year is to simply form strong relationships with my students and instill a love of school in each of my students, as this may be their first school experience in Kindergarten. Outside of school, I enjoy working out, shopping, and playing with my two puppies.
“I am excited to join the Technology Integration Specialist Team at East Penn School District. Coming from Tamaqua, where I taught fifth grade for the last eight years, I have an extensive background in effectively implementing technology into my classroom to enhance the learning for students. There I helped start their BYOD policy, implement Chromebooks into the classroom, wrote a STEM-Centered Science Curriculum, built a Makerspace, and was awarded many grants to bring the latest technology into my room.
On top of teaching, I was also the STEM Coordinator for Tamaqua’s SHINE Program where I was in charge of running family STEM nights and helping train staff with technology. Furthermore, I currently teach graduate courses for PD Campus (www.pdcampus.org) on iPads, 3D Printing, and Coding/Robotics as well as the Creative Marketing Director for STEM Camp EDU (www.stemcampedu.org).
Here, at East Penn, I am thrilled to help implement these amazing devices into the K12 Curriculum to completely transform the students learning experience and unlock the limitless potential inside each student. My goal is to simply help every teacher accomplish all of their goals. I want everyone to feel comfortable to takes risks and try new technology in the classroom.
Outside of education, I love to spend time with my wife, Amanda, who teaches in the Tamaqua Area School District, and my daughter Madeline, who is a first grade student in Tamaqua. We love to spend time with our two rescue dogs, Ted and Leo, and play board games. When I’m not doing that, I’m watching Philly Sports, exercising, listening and playing music, designing graphics, and consuming hot sauces.
I really look forward to being involved with not just the schools in the district, but also the community!”
I earned a Master of Education in Special Education at Arcadia University, and I also hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design. In 2007, I started my career in higher education as a college Admission Counselor. Soon after, I became a certified teacher. I absolutely love being in the classroom and feel so grateful that I can spend my days teaching and learning! Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, running, and photography.
This is my fifth year of teaching and my first full year at Emmaus High School after starting in February of 2018. I spent one year at Central Bucks East High School teaching Biology and two and a half years at Methacton High School teaching Environmental Science. I graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education in Biology and I have my Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from LaSalle University. After growing up in Easton and moving away for the past few years, I am happy to be back in the Lehigh Valley and thrilled to be teaching at Emmaus High School.