Phone: 717-261-3322 ext. 82205


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: BS - St. Francis University (Elem. Ed./Special Ed.; Minor in English) MS - California University of PA (Exercise Rehab.) M.Ed. - Slippery Rock University (Special Ed. 7-12) Doctorate - Slippery Rock University (Special Ed.) currently attending Certifications: Elementary Education Special Education K-12 English 7-12 Communications 7-12 Drivers Education

Ms. Carla J. Pakstis, M.Ed., MS

Learning Support Teacher 

         Welcome!  Originally from the Johnstown, PA area, I am pleased to continue my teaching career in the Chambersburg Area and super excited to bring my skills and educational background to the Trojan community.  As things go, I was a "late bloomer" to the teaching field.  Before attending Saint Francis University, which is located in Loretto, PA, I was a stay-at-home mom and enjoyed supporting my two boys - Avery and Michael.          

      However, in 2003, I decided it was now or never if I was going to become a teacher.  So, with a lot of hard work, I graduated in 2006 with a BS in Elementary Ed/Special Ed. and a minor in English.  After graduation, I continued to work hard and attained two masters' degrees and five certifications.  As for my teaching experience, I have been in both the private and public sector instructing children in the areas of autism, learning support, emotional support, alternative ed., and general education.  I have taught many subjects, coached basketball and softball, and dabbled as a SADD advisor. 

     When I am not at school, I own a landscaping business that keeps me out of trouble during my summer break.  I also enjoy watching sports (Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins), riding my motorcycle, fishing, playing the piano, and cuddling with my fur babies. 

     In conclusion, I look forward to using my vast array of skills and teaching methods (hands-on, research, technology, note taking, visual, verbal, etc.) to engage and support YOUR CHILD!  If you have any questions, please contact me via email or phone, and I will return your message ASAP!  Thank you!

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