Staff Member: Mrs. Christine Mattiko
Mrs. Christine Mattiko
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
University of Pittsburgh, 1996, B.A. Anthropology and Business
Millersville University, 2015, Certificate of Early Childhood Education (PK – 4)
Neumann University, in-process, Endorsement as a teacher of students living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Mrs. Mattiko has come to teaching as a second career. Teaching had always been on her radar but was discouraged from pursuing it when entering college. After working in finance for many years both in Pittsburgh and in central Pennsylvania, she left the workforce to stay home full time with her sons. After being home with her sons, she was introduced to the Guest Teacher program where once she completed training through her local intermediate unit, she could work as a substitute teacher. This exposure to the classroom solidified her interest in teaching.
After 5 years as a Guest Teacher, Mrs. Mattiko went back to school at Millersville University to pursue her post baccalaureate teaching certificate. It was challenging to be the mom to three elementary age boys, commute an hour each way to campus, continue to work as substitute teacher and manage graduate level class work but it was worth the effort. Teaching is the hardest work (next to parenting!) that she has ever done but is also extremely rewarding.
Today, Mrs. Mattiko works in the private school setting. She is a fifth grade teacher at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School in Thomasville, PA. Her responsibilities include teaching fifth grade religion and English language arts as well as fourth, fifth, and sixth grade social studies. She is currently pursuing an endorsement as a teacher of students living with Autism spectrum disorder through additional graduate school work.