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Kindergarten: Natalie Thorpe, Jen Curtis & Libby Haines

Natalie Thorpe

Tr. Natalie Thorpe


  • University of Roehampton, London Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Masters) /Qualified Teacher Status, 2014
  • University of Roehampton, London: BA Education Studies, 2013

Teaching Experience:

  • Haddonfield Friends School: Pre-K Teacher, 2017
  • Burham Church of England Primary School: Kindergarten Teacher, 2014-17
  • Hayes Primary School: First Grade Teacher (PGCE Placement), 2014
  • The Gateway Primary School: Pre-K Teacher (PGCE Placement), 2014
  • East Sheen Primary School: Second Grade Teacher (PGCE Placement), 2014
  • Heathmere Primary School: Kindergarten Teacher (PGCE Placement), 2013
  • Madginford Park Infant School: Kindergarten Voluntary Assistant, 2008-10

Brief Bio:

I have recently emigrated to Philadelphia from London, U.K and am thoroughly looking forward to continuing my teaching career at HFS as Kindergarten Teacher. I have three years teaching experience as a qualified Kindergarten Teacher where I gained the additional roles of Special Education Needs Advisor and Sports Coach.

During my Post-Graduate Education, I completed four school placements as Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade teacher where I achieved a grade of ‘outstanding’ in all areas by my University Mentors.  I enjoy creating a classroom environment that gives children opportunities to learn through exploration, creation, and adventure, whilst encouraging them to ask questions and watching as their imaginations thrive.

I am extremely passionate about nature and travel and love taking adventures around the world with my husband. I enjoy sharing my passion of the world from these experiences and adventures with the children that I teach.


Class Parents:

Jennifer Ferrilli


Libby Haines

Tr. Libby (Haines)



  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Literacy Studies

Teaching Experience:

  • Dual certified in PreK-3rd grade & Teacher of Reading
  • Rowan University Reading Clinic

Additional Experience & Skills:

  • Vice President Kappa Delta Pi, International Education Honor Society 2015-2016
  • Student Government Representative Kappa Delta Pi 2014-2015

Brief Bio:

Tr. Libby has a passion for teaching and inspiring young learners. She is an instructional leader who believes that all students' lights can shine!


Class Parents: