Welcome to 5th grade, my name is Mrs. Houp. I look forward to a wonderful school year with the students in 135, 138, and 139! I have been teaching for fourteen years and this is my third year teaching at Thomas Holtzman. I have a degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in reading from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. I have also earned a M.S. Ed. in curriculum and intstruction from the University of Scranton and I have my ESL certification.
I grew up in the Midstate Area and I am thrilled to work and live here. When not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family which includes my husband, son, dog, and cat. I love to cook and bake with my son, and we love taking our dog for walks.