My name is Rochelle Okon (Pristera) and I have been working for Woodland Hills for 26 years. I started my career teaching 1st grade at Wilkins Primary. Later, I taught 4th and 5th grade for a number of years at Rankin Intermediate. A few years ago, I returned to Wilkins Elementary to teach 3rd Grade. I am now a Reading Specialist at Wilkins. . Wilkins is a special place to me. Not only did I start my career here, but both of my daughters attended this school and I live in Wilkins!
My educational background is quite extensive. My undergraduate degree is from IUP in Elementary Education. I have a Master of Science in Elementary Administration from Duquesne University and a Master of Science in Reading from Edinboro Univeristy. In addition, I have National Certification as a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) as a Generalist/MIddle Childhood Teacher. I am also an active member of the PSSA Committee in Harrisburg.
My two daughters, Olivia and Nicole, also attended Wilkins and both graduated from Woodland Hills School District. Both of them attended the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland. I have a ShihTzu named Ruby.