Teacher feature on Ms. Belcher


Mrs. Belcher and her children Gabe and Skylar.

Kevin Clark, Staff Writer

At which school do you teach? 

I teach at Chipperfield Elementary. 

What Subject(s) do you teach? 

I teach them all! 

What Grades do you teach?

3rd–my absolute favorite grade to teach! 

How long have you been teaching in the Stroudsburg Area School District?

This is my seventh year at Stroudsburg, but my third as a permanent 3rd grade teacher. I have had several long-term substitute positions as a 2nd & 3rd grade teacher as well as both a Math and Reading Specialist, all back when this school was SIES. 

Why do you enjoy teaching?

Teaching is truly my passion. I have never wanted to do anything else. I enjoy the relationships I build with my students and families as well, as watching my students grow and make progress throughout the year. One of my favorite quotes is, “If you choose a job that you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” This could not be more true for me! Walking into school each day just feels right; kind of like being at home!

Where did you grow up?

I grew up right here in Stroudsburg! I went to this school back when it was the Middle School and housed grades 5-8. Oh, and there were no walls (I’m still not sure how I learned anything during those years)!