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Mrs. Jennifer Aro

Hello! This is my 12th year teaching 3rd grade at RSES and my second year specializing in math. I love teaching because I get to spend my day helping students set and achieve goals higher than they ever thought possible! 
 
On a personal note, I have been married for 22 years and have two amazing children! My son is pursuing a degree in Operations Research at the U.S. Naval Academy. My daughter is studying sociology at BMCC and aspires to one day impact the development of children living in Manhattan. 
 
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, biking, and spending time at the beach with my family. My favorite color is purple. Go Orioles! Go Ravens!

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Mrs. Heather Ciolek

Hello!  This is my fourth year teaching 3rd grade at Rising Sun Elementary School.  This is my 25th year as an elementary school teacher. Throughout my career, I have taught 1 st , 3 rd , 4 th and 5th grades I have always enjoyed working with children, so becoming a
teacher was an easy decision. 

I was born in southern New Jersey, where my family operated a dairy farm.  I grew torespect animals, and I was very active in 4-H.  Just before high school, my family moved to Elizabethtown, PA.  Today I live in Oxford, PA with my husband and two very active children, whom we were blessed to adopt.  My daughter, Zoey, is excited to be in 5th grade this year, and my son, Cody, is in third grade this year.

My career and family keep me very busy, but when I get a few spare moments, I enjoy reading mystery novels and thrillers, running, hiking, cooking, going to the beach, and spending time with friends.  My favorite color is purple, my favorite foods are pizza and dark chocolate, and my favorite sports team is the Philadelphia Eagles.  I am looking forward to another great school year at RSES!

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Mrs. Kate Frank

I am very excited to be teaching third grade at Rising Sun. This is my 17th year teaching in Cecil County and my 7th year at Rising Sun Elementary School.  I previously taught at Gilpin Manor Elementary.  I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade during my time with CCPS.  

I received my undergraduate degree from Penn State University and my Master's degree from McDaniel College. I am a huge Penn State fan! 

I enjoy reading, fishing, painting, and crafting.  I also enjoy boating and traveling the world with my husband and two step-daughters, Jessica and Julia.  Julia is in 9th grade and Jessica is a senior this year! I love animals and have three dogs (Tilly, Gilbert, & Skye), one rabbit (Thumper), and three chickens! 

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Mrs. Kelly Ryan

I am so excited to be teaching third grade at Rising Sun Elementary!  This is my 13th year of teaching and my second year teaching third grade at Rising Sun.  I previously taught at Thomson Estates Elementary and I taught 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade at TEES.  Prior to teaching in Cecil County, I taught 6th grade in Baltimore City.  I have my undergraduate degree from West Chester University (where I am from!) and my master's degree from University of New England.
 
In my spare time, I love spending time with my husband and my stepson.  We enjoy going to the beach and visiting Disney World!  I also like to cook, read, play the flute and spend time with my two dogs and cat.