Kate Glocke: Learning support teacher, Bellefonte Elementary School
Hi! My name is Kate Glocke, and I'm a third- and fourth-grade learning support teacher at Bellefonte Elementary School. I started at Bellefonte in the fall of 2016. I have been teaching special education since 2010, when I started in the Chicago Public Schools. I absolutely love what I do. Advocating for students and watching them grow is my favorite part of this position. I am a 2008 graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology; and a 2010 graduate of DePaul University with a Master of Education degree in elementary and special education. My family and I live in State College. My husband Nate teaches seventh-grade general music and choir at Mount Nittany Middle School. Our son Gabe is 4 – hilarious, busy and keeps us on our toes! In our spare time we like to spend time watching and playing sports, adventuring to new places and visiting our family in Michigan and Wisconsin.
Sarah Plotts: Learning support teacher, Bellefonte Elementary school
Hello! My name is Sarah Plotts. I'm the fourth- and fifth-grade learning support teacher at Bellefonte Elementary School. My favorite part of this position is getting to know my students on a personal level and celebrating their growth with them. I attended college at Lock Haven University. While there I earned my Bachelor's Degree in early childhood and special education. In August 2014, I began my first teaching job at Sugar Valley Rural Charter School in Loganton. During my two years there, I taught special education to students ranging from elementary to high school. I became a part of the Bellefonte Area School District family in August 2016. When I'm not at school I enjoy spending time with my family. In the fall, my husband Brock and I enjoy spending our weekends in Happy Valley attending Penn State football games. We like to spend time in the summer months traveling. Two of our most memorable moments from trips include zip lining in Colorado and salmon fishing in Alaska.