Welcome! I am Mrs. Friel and I am the MTSS intervention teacher/instructional coach at the Primary building. I will be working with students needing extra academic support and teachers to support those students in the classroom. This is my first year at South Butler County School District but my 28th year of teaching. I received my Bachelors of Science in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where I graduated with Early Childhood K-3 teaching certification. I went on to attend the University of Pittsburgh to earn Elementary K-6 teaching certification. I also hold an English as a Second Language (ESL) certification and am currently enrolled in the graduate program at Slippery Rock University working on Reading Specialist certification. I spent 25 years teaching in the Pittsburgh Public School District as a K-3 teacher and as an Early Literacy Specialist. I was an ESL primary teacher last year at Quaker Valley School District and am thrilled to be here at South Butler!