Phone: (610) 626-9363
Degrees and Certifications:
BA, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY MA. Ed. St. Joseph's University, PA Elementary Education (K-6) Special Education (N-12)
I am Laura McConnell, an Autistic Support Teacher (Grades 4 & 5), this is my 12th year year teaching in the Upper Darby School District. Prior to teaching at Westbrook Park, I was an Autistic Support Teacher at Primos Elementary, teaching grades K-5 over the years. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Science, from Concordia College, in Bronxville, NY. Teaching is actually my second career, as I was a Direct Service Professional and then an Assistant Pyschologist in a Group Home serving adults with severe and profound Intellectual Disabilities, for the company YAI, based in New York. I made a move to Pennsylvania and got my Teaching Certificate and Masters Degree, in Elementary and Special Education from St. Joseph's University. UDSD has become my home away from home; however, when I am at my home, I enjoy spending time with my twin boys, Patrick & Colin, my husband, Matt and my precious Pug, Gus. I beleive that Parent and Teacher communication and cooperation is extremely important in educating my students, as we are truly a team!