We recently had the opportunity to speak to PALCS First Grade teacher, Ms. Culleiton, who has been working at PALCS since 2017.

Ms. Culleiton grew up in a small town outside of Pittsburgh called Washington Township. She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Clarion University. Within the next five years Ms. Culleiton would like to pursue her Master’s Degree.

Ms. Culleiton has had interested in working in education since she was a little girl. “I definitely have a heart for kids & always have.” she adds “given the opportunity to become a first grade teacher has made that clear for me. I love these kids!”

Before becoming a First Grade teacher at PALCS, Ms. Culleiton was an Orientation Representative. Our Orientation Representatives are responsible for holding the orientations in our offices for new students at PALCS.  During orientation, we welcome new students and go over school policies, walk students through PALCSchool and Canvas, and help distribute school materials.

Before PALCS, Ms. Culleiton worked for a car dealership as their Title Clark and also in their Accounting Department. “I enjoyed working in different positions to learn and understand how things work.” After working for a car dealership but always dreaming of working with children, Ms. Culleiton claims how excited she was when a position with PALCS opened up!

PALCS is where her dream has flourished. Ms. Culleiton explains, “I have always wanted to be a teacher. When PALCS hired me as a full time first grade teacher in August, I couldn’t have been more thrilled.  I ready to get back into the field I am most passionate about!”

One of her favorite things about being a first year teacher at PALCS is connecting with each of her students as well as forming new relationship. She explained, “the more we connect, the better we learn, Ms. Culleiton adds I will be sad to see them move on this year, but I am so excited to see where they go.”

A few of Ms. Culleiton’s hobbies include spending time catching up with her friends and family, shopping as well as binge watching her favorite Netflix series; The Office.

We would like to thank Ms. Culleiton for taking the time to speak with us and sharing her story! Ms. Culleiton has been truly a fantastic asset to the PALCS community. We are so proud and honored to have her on our team!