Susan Pennacchia, a teacher at Saints Peter and Paul School in West Chester, helped to provide her students with structure and a sense of normalcy last spring during the pandemic, writes Lisa Dukart for Main Line Today.
Pennacchia, who has more than three decades of experience teaching in Catholic schools, currently teaches fourth-graders.
“I love the nurturing that we get to do with that age group,” she said.
When the pandemic hit, Pennacchia worked as quickly as possible to become more tech-savvy for virtual classes. Using Google Suite, she tried to approximate a typical school day. She also logged on early each day to chat with students about everyday happenings.
“That was our time to talk about who got a new puppy or whose aunt is expecting a baby,” she said. “That’s the part I enjoyed — listening to their laughter, realizing that they were feeling a little at ease and not as anxious.”
Read more about Susan Pennacchia in Main Line Today here.
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