Ms. Shannon Finegan

Phone: 410-658-5925

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Shannon Finegan

Hello Rising Sun families!

I am so excited to join the first grade teaching team this school year. I earned my bachelor's degree from Wilmington University in Early Childhood Education and have worked in classrooms from infants through kindergarten and am eager to start this new journey with such a great team.

When I'm not at school I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband Matt and daughter Anabelle are the sunshine in my life. We have three dogs and enjoy taking them on walks to the river where they can play and splash around. I also have been known to enjoy a superhero movie from time to time as well (team Superman!)

Mrs. Amy Klusak

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Amy Klusak

Hello Rising Sun!  I am very excited to be teaching first grade again!  This is my ninth year teaching first grade at Rising Sun.  I love watching first graders learn and grow.  It’s truly amazing to see their excitement and passion for school.  I knew at a young age that I wanted to be a teacher.  I received my bachelor’s degree from Towson University.  Shortly after, I completed my master’s degree at Towson in reading.  .

When I am not teaching, I am spending time with my family and friends.  I have two boys at home.  Parker is four and Camden is two.  They are so much fun and my students always hear a lot about them.  As a family, we enjoy vacationing and day trips to the zoo, walks around our neighborhood, playing games, dancing around the house to music, going to playgrounds, and watching movies. 

 

I am looking forward to another successful school year!  If you have any questions or concerns, the best way to contact me is through email at alklusak@ccps.org.  You can also call me through the school’s phone number at 410-658-5925.  Thank you in advance for all of your support at home.  We are going to have a great year!

Mrs. Melissa Malesh

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Melissa Malesh

I have been teaching in Cecil County Public Schools since 1988 and in RSES since 2005.  I have taught 1st through 4th grades and special education. Of all those positions, I LOVE first grade the most!  I achieved my National Board Certification in 2003 and achieved renewal in 2012. I have a Master's degree in Guidance and Counseling.  
 
I have a husband, who is a retired teacher and Cecil County Board of Education member, a son who is in college studying to be a high school History teacher and a daughter who is a high school English teacher! We love pets, our swimming pool, and traveling! I also love to read and sing! I sing with the Upper Chesapeake Chorus of Sweet Adelines.
 
Mrs. Cindy Petinga

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Cindy Petinga

Hello families! I can't believe this school year will be my 29th year of teaching! I have spent my entire career here at Rising Sun Elementary, mostly teaching first grade. I LOVE teaching first grade and am excited to begin a new year!
 
I live in Newark, Delaware, with my husband, Tony, and two sons, Joe and Ryan. Joe will be a senior and Ryan is going into eighth grade. I am a soccer mom and love watching my boys play! I cherish spending time with my family and am a nature lover. I love gardening, being outdoors, hiking, and enjoying the beautiful world around me. 
 
I welcome you to contact me throughout the school year. You can e-mail me at cpetinga@ccps.org, call the school (410-658-5925), or send in a note with your child. I am looking forward to working together to make this school year awesome!
Mrs. Megan Williams

Phone: 410-658-5925

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Megan Williams

This is my fourth year teaching first grade at Rising Sun Elementary School.  I graduated from the University of Delaware in May of 2014 with a dual B.S. degree in Elementary Teacher Education and Special Education and a mini concentration in Middle School English.  I have wanted to be a teacher since I was a little girl! 

I have lived in Cecil County since I was two years old.  Growing up, I attended Kenmore Elementary, Cherry Hill Middle, and Elkton High.  

On July 1, 2017, I married my husband, Mr. Williams! We are excited to begin our lives together!

I am looking forward to having a great school year with your child! 

Go Tigers!

 

 

Visit my webpage: 

https://sites.google.com/a/ccps.org/ms-byrne-classroom/