•      Hello!  My name is Mrs. Ocker.  I am an ESL teacher at Benjamin Chambers Elementary.  Before teaching ESL, I taught Special Education for the Chambersburg Area School District for eleven years.  I also taught elementary education in Johnstown, PA for a year after my undergraduate studies. 

         I received my Elementary Education Degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  I decided to continue my education at Shippensburg University where I received my Master's Degree in Special Education.  Ready for a new adventure, I completed my ESL Certification and have been enjoying my ESL students ever since. 

         When I am not teaching, I am a wife and mother of two awesome children.  My daughter, Kloe, and son, Luke, are the greatest joys of my life.  My family and I like to ride bikes, hike, travel (especially to the beach), and read.  Everything we do together is fun.  

         As in my home, I foster a caring and respectful environment in my classroom.  I believe that all children should feel safe to take risks and make errors, then work to correct them.  Every child learns differently, and I do my best to accommodate many learning styles throughout my lessons.  I feel that it is not only my job to teach the curriculum but to foster positive relationships and prepare students to be successful adults and life-long learners.