Saint Marys Area High School

977 S. St. Marys Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857 Phone: 814.834.7831
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It's about becoming a better person!


Hello, I'm Kristen Tibbles, a St. Marys native and graduate of St. Marys Area High School. Both my undergraduate degree in English Education and my graduate work in Literature and Criticism were completed at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I have been teaching at St. Marys Area High School since 2007, possessing a Level II certificate from the state of Pennsylvania in Secondary English Education.  I look forward to many years of working with Elk county's finest youth in the future. 
As a teacher here at SMAHS, I have taught all levels of 9th and 10th grade English, Creative Writing, and Poetry and Non-fiction classes. As my students will tell you, teaching Shakespeare is my passion, but any good literary debate has the potential to get me fired up. I make it a goal to try to get my students to think critically about what they read and to react passionately in their writing.  
In my spare time, I can most often be found chasing my young children around as they play at local parks. 
My current schedule for Semester 2 of the 2016-17 school year is as follows- 
Period 1- Creative Writing
Period 2 - Teacher Prep Period
Period 3 - English II K
Period 4 - Study Hall
Period 5 - Lunch
Period 6/7 - English I H
Period 8/9 - English I H
Period 10 - English II K
Period 11 - English I H