Alicia Tallmadge

    Hi, my name is Alicia Tallmadge and I’m thrilled to join the First Friends staff as Head Teacher! In 2008, I graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and also obtained my Middle School Math Certification. Shortly after, I accepted a Kindergarden teaching position at Far Hills Country Day School. After a few years of teaching Kindergarden, I switched positions to a 4th-6th grade Math Teacher. This was new accelerated class that was being offered and I spent that summer writing an intense and vigorous curriuculm. During my years at FHCDS, I was also the Director of the Aftercare Program, which gave me the opportunity to work with several students of all ages. I then left the classroom to be a stay at home mom to Carter (7), Luke (4) and Devin (2). During the hiatus to be home with my three boys, I have continued my practices of teaching by tutoring several students PreK-12th grade. I’ve made many wonderful memories with my boys at home. We enjoy outdoor play, bike rides, going for walks and trips to the beach. In my spare time, I enjoy running, cooking and crossfit.

    As a current parent at the school, I have been able to witness firsthand the outstanding program, curriculum and staff at First Friends. I am dedicated to building a safe, comfortable and stimulating educational environment in the Doves Classroom. This learning environment will be one that is bright, secure and motivating, so that the children are encouraged to achieve their full potential. I could not be more excited to teach your child and all the learning, exploring and fun we get to have!

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