Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! My name is Mr. Gomez, and I am one of two 4th grade teachers at Arendtsville!
I have been teaching for 14 years, and I have enjoyed every minute. I began my teaching career as an ESL teacher at Biglerville Elementary, before joining the 4th grade team at Arendtsville Elementary. I received both my undergraduate degree and Master's of Education degree in Reading from Shippensburg University. As a 4th grade teacher, I am responsible for teaching English/writing to all 4th graders, reading to my homeroom students, and math in a flexible group setting.
I was born in Fort Polk Louisiana, however, most of my family is from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. I have lived in Pennsylvania for the past 26 years. Before moving to Pennsylvania, I lived in seven different countries, because my father was in the U.S. Army. In my spare time, I enjoy doing the following things: hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking. My wife and I also like to visit National Parks. Our favorite National Park is Acadia in Maine, since it is the home to all of our favorite activties biking, hiking, kayaking in the North Atlantic. Not to mention, Maine is the best spot for eating lobster.
A few more fun facts about me:
- My favorite movies are the Star Wars Series and Marvel Superhero movies!
- Reading a good book is my favorite hobby.
- I have collection of 3,000 comic books!