Meet Mrs. Riegel

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    Background:

    • I grew up in Lehighton, Pennsylvania and attended the Lehighton Area School District. In high school, I ran cross country, played basketball, and participated in track. I come from a family of five and lived in a ranch house that my father and mother built.  My Mom still lives in that home and both my brothers remain in Lehighton.
    • I currently live with my husband, Tom and son, Jake in North Whitehall Township along with our cats Spirit, Elsa and Anna. Tom is a Health & Physical Education teacher at Catasauqua Middle School and Jake is a senior in high school whose favorite subject is history and favorite sport is wrestling.
    • Teaching health and physical education is a second career for me.  Prior to teaching, I worked in the health and fitness industry as a manager of a hospital-based health and fitness center for many years.  I also performed personal training and worked with many high school and college level athletes in addition to adult clients.  I too served as a fitness center consultant in several retirement communities. 

    Education:

    • Wilkes University: M.S. Educational Leadership with Principal Certification
    • East Stroudsburg University: M. Ed. Health and Physical Education with Teacher Certification
    • West Chester University: B.S. Physical Education: Physical Fitness Specialist; competed gymnastics all four years (co-captain senior year)

    Hobbies:

    • Hiking, running, biking, reading, baking, and traveling especially to Walt Disney World and Colorado

    Favorite PE Sports & Games:

    • Gymnastics, lacrosse, flag football, jump the brook, and handball