• Tree  Welcome to our Pre-kindergarten page!

    Enrollment questions? Please call our office at 410-658-5925 or visit the CCPS prekindergarten page.

     

     

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Mrs. Melissa Kananen

Hi everyone! Welcome to Pre-Kindergarten! I am a graduate of the University of Delaware with degrees in Elementary and Special Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. I have been teaching for over 23 years with the past 12 years being here at RSES!

I have taught 5th Grade Resource and 1st Grade Self-Contained in Delaware. Here at Rising Sun I have taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade as an inclusion teacher, 1st Grade General Education and for the past few years, Pre-Kindergarten. I love teaching Pre-Kindergarten here at RSES!

I live in Chester County, PA with my fiancé Brian and our 3 dogs; Eddie, Mozart and Fresno. I have 2 children; Meredith, a labor and delivery nurse, and Michael, an Athletic Training student at Penn State University.

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Mrs. Melissa Murphy

Hello RSES Pre-K families! I am so excited to begin another year teaching at Rising Sun Elementary! I spent the first 12 years at RSES teaching Kindergarten and am looking forward to my fifth year in our full-day Pre-K program.

I am a Perryville High School graduate and earned my teaching certificate and Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Towson University. I also earned my Master’s degree from Walden University in Curriculum and Instruction.

I currently live in Harford County with my husband, Tim, our two children, Rylan and Gwen, my father-in-law, and our dogs, Bella and Ginger. In my free time, you can usually find me at taekwondo or gymnastics! We also enjoy swimming, kayaking, and watching movies together for fun. I also love to read!

I am looking forward to a great year getting to know your kiddos and helping them kick off their school experience!

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Miss Madalyn Wilkinson

Hello newfound RSES Pre-K families! I am so elated to begin my second year teaching here at Rising Sun Elementary in our Pre-Kindergarten program; it is going to be a year full of fun, learning, adventures… and I can not wait for it to begin! 

I am a life-long resident of Cecil County and graduate of Perryville High School. I received my Bachelor's Degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. In my free time I love to spend time with my family, friends, and of course my furbabies. Additionally, I love attending live sporting events.