Heading into the 2019/2020 school year, Mrs. Arnold will be returning to Southampton Schools to continue her role as a long term substitute for Mrs. Morris’ 6th grade class while she is out on maternity leave. In her previous 2 years working at Southampton she has been a building sub as well as a long term substitute for 7th/8th grade social studies for Mr. Munoz’s class.
Mrs. Arnold received her degree in Education from Millersville University. Prior to arriving in Southampton, Mrs. Arnold had taught for eight years at Logan Township School, teaching 6th and 7th grade social studies, science, and math. Then, following her career at Logan Township, she took time to raise her family. Mrs. Arnold is overjoyed to be returning to the classroom and looks forward to a fun year!
Rachel Konrad is very excited to return as a Southampton employee this year! Last year she taught fifth grade Language Arts in School 2, and this year she will be returning as a Response to Intervention (RTI) teacher in School 1. Rachel graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rowan University in 2017. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in both English and Elementary Education. Outside of Southampton, Rachel also taught as a Librarian and Gifted and Talented teacher for grades 3-5 in Cherry Hill. Rachel is very excited to take on the role of an RTI teacher this year!
Rachel also enjoys going to the beach in the summer and in the summer she works at ESF summer camp in Moorestown. She works with kids all ages from Pre-k-Third grade. Rachel also has experience in various grade levels from K-5 through years of substituting experience.
Rachel is very excited to work with her new students and looks forward to a wonderful school year!
Laurie Ann Powell
Ms. Laurie Ann Powell is happy to be starting her first full year with Southampton Public Schools. Laurie Ann joined the School #1 staff in December of 2018 as the new RTI teacher. Before coming to Southampton, she taught first grade for five years. The 2019-2020 school year will be her ninth year in education and she is very excited to get started! Laurie Ann graduated with her B.A. in Elementary Education from Loyola University Maryland in 2010 and has also completed her Master's degree in Reading Education through Rowan's graduate program. She is a certified reading specialist. Laurie Ann is looking forward to putting her skills, knowledge, and experience to use in order to help the youngest learners of Southampton.
In her free time, Laurie Ann enjoys running, sitting poolside and of course, binging a good TV show! She loves to spend time with her family and friends. She is a big sports fans and hopes the Eagles can get back to the Super Bowl this season!
In her free time, Ms. Williams enjoys reading, sewing and knitting. Throughout her educational studies, Ms. Williams played the flute. She continues to enjoy music and believes in the power of extra curricular activities in the lives of all developing children.
Ms. Williams’ teaching philosophy has evolved throughout her teaching career with her years of experience in the classroom. She believes that all children can learn when supported in a loving, engaging and strategically planned environment. Their creativity and natural curiosity should be embraced as they explore the world around them. Ms. Williams is ecstatic about working with the children of Southampton this year and she is expecting great things from each of her students!