Phone: 610-237-6430 ext. 5125
Degrees and Certifications:
M.Ed., Master of Reading Education, Widener University, Chester, PA (2005) Bachelor of Arts in English, Widener University, Chester, PA (1996) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania teaching certifications: Elementary Education (K-6) and English as a Second Language (ESL)
Mrs. Kelly Quirk
With over 20 years of classroom experience, I welcome another joyous year at Glenolden School! I am an Interboro alum who fell in love with language at a very early age. I was so inspired by my middle school ELA teacher, that it was only natural I'd declare English as my major upon entering college. Instead of pursuing a career as a lawyer, however, I realized that teaching and meeting many new friends every year was what I enjoyed most. I even student-taught at Prospect Park where I grew up!
In addition to teaching, I am a full-time mom to a beautiful little boy and furbabies Riesling (cat), Burrito & Taco (guinea pigs). I have been singing since the age of three and met my husband of 14 years at a theater audition. Other obsessions outside of teaching include: singing, listening to music (especially Hamilton), dancing, Flyers Hockey, cooking, traveling, spending time with my friends and family, and Barre and Zumba classes.
I have enjoyed serving as our school's Talent Show coordinator for over ten years, and was proudly chosen as of one of Glenolden students’ “Favorite Teachers” (Glenolden Gazette, Dec. 2011)! I look forward to getting to know you and your children this year. Please do not hesistate to contact me! (For a prompt reply, email is preferred.)
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