As a lifelong educator, Jamie knows the budget constraints placed on school districts, and jumped at the opportunity to volunteer with Teachers’ Teammates beginning in the summer of 2021, and has become an indispensable supporter.
Jamie always knew she wanted to be a teacher. After graduating from Ridley High School in 1994, she earned a liberal arts degree at Delaware County Community College, then transferred to West Chester University to secure a bachelor’s degree in Special Education. She completed her student teaching at Norwood School in December 1999 and was hired 11 days later by Interboro School District, which has been her school home since January 2000. She earned her Masters in elementary education from Widener University and has taught several grades, from 1st to 8th. She is currently a 2nd-grade teacher at Prospect Park Elementary School.
Jamie is active in the Home and School Association, a coach for the school-wide PBIS positive behavior program, a union representative, a grade level liaison, and serves on many other school committees.
Having seen changes in public education over her years in the classroom, Jamie finds volunteering to fill orders that go to teachers’ classrooms a fulfilling task. She is an advocate for her fellow educators and appreciates that as their needs can be met through donations, which also helps keep used goods out of landfills.
Jamie resides in Folsom with her fiancé, Brian, her daughter, Madison Reilly, and her stepdaughter Leana, both teens. She loves to garden, work on home projects, sleep and travel with her family, especially cruising.