All About Mrs. Cutshall

Hello -  I'm Mrs. Cutshall, one of MHI's Learning Support Teachers!  I love working with the students here at McAuliffe Heights.  We will be using a variety of interventions this year, including the Wilson Reading System, Fundations, and Number Worlds, to help our students achieve their full potential.  I believe that our small group approach and personal relationship with each student can make a huge impact in each student's life and academic acheivement.
 
I graduated from Juniata College with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education, and from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a M.Ed. in Special Education.   I have been teaching since 1996, and have taught Head Start, Infant/Toddler Early Intervention, Preschool Early Intervention, and Learning Support.  I have been with the AASD since 1999.   My professional development training over the years has had an extensive focus on child development, developmentally appropriate practice and parent involvement.   I have completed my Level I certification in the Wilson Reading System for dyslexic students, and am a certified Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner.  
 
I am married and my husband and I are celebrating our 24th anniversary this year.  We enjoy playing with our black lab Millheim and our golden retriever Thomas, as well as hiking, kayaking, and traveling.  Our two children are in college. I love to read, practice yoga, crochet, and draw in my spare time.   At MHI, I am the First Lego League Coach.  
 
Mrs. Melissa Cutshall
mcutshall@altoonasd.com
814-946-8392 x4208