Mrs. Savannah Whelan » About the teacher

About the teacher


          I am so excited to be teaching 2nd grade for the 2018-19 school year! Here is a little bit about me.  I look forward to getting to know all of you!


           I hold an undergrad degree from Ramapo College and earned my masters right here in Jersey City at NJCU. I hold a NJ elementary education certificate(K-6) and I am certified as a NJ reading specialist.  This year is my twelfth year teaching and my fourth full year at OLC. I joined OLC mid-year 2014-15, teaching LA and SS for 6-8th grade. I've also taught PK-4 and 4th grade here.  My passion in education is to create life-long learners who love and enjoy reading, questioning, and exploring. 


        In 2017, I got married (I was formerly Ms. Lopez).  This summer, my husband and I traveled to Cape Cod and we also went to Carolina Beach to visit my parents’ house. We enjoyed the beach, visited the sea turtle rehab hospital, and biked in Carolina Beach State Park. My favorite part was the turtle hospital. I love turtles and I even have one as a pet (his name is Squirt)! In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, baking, reading, gardening, and spending time with my extended family. I feel so welcome in the OLC family and I can’t wait for another great year!