Bachelor's in Secondary Education - French, Penn State University
Master's of Education in Teaching & Curriculum, Penn State University
Mrs. Adlon has been teaching at CASA for 8 years. She is originally from Dallastown, Pennsylvania. Her family includes her husband, Jeremy; daughter, Jocelyn; and son, Ethan. In her free time, Mrs. Adlon enjoys spending time with her family & pets, traveling (and planning future vacations), reading, cooking, crafts, and hand-lettering/calligraphy.
What brought you to CASA?
In 2014, Mr. Wendling asked if I would be interested in doing some tutoring with some students who were taking French on CAOLA. During the 2014-2015 school year I was able to witness firsthand the creative atmosphere and sense of community between CASA staff and students and knew it would be an amazing place to teach full-time. When Mr. Wendling informed me that the school would be hiring a language teacher for the following school year, I jumped at the opportunity. It's one of the best decisions I've ever made!
Where did you work and what was your role prior to coming to CASA?
Prior to coming to CASA I taught French at Steelton-Highspire High School for 8 years.
What is your favorite part of working at CASA?
My favorite part of working at CASA is the sense of community that I feel here. The small size of the school allows teachers and students to get to know each other, and you get the sense that everyone is happy to be here.
What is your connection to the arts? How are you an artist?
Although I would not necessarily consider myself an artist, I greatly value and appreciate the arts in their various forms. I am in awe of the talent that CASA students and staff possess and enjoy attending performances and experiencing the art produced here at CASA and in the community.
What do you feel is your impact on our school community, students, and culture?
As a language teacher, I feel that language has a way of opening our minds to new worlds and new ideas. It is not just about learning to read, write, speak and comprehend the words that make up the language, but it is also about understanding different people, cultures, and viewpoints of native speakers from around the world. I try to bring this mindset to all of my classes at CASA.
What advice do you have for our students?
CASA is a unique school full of unique students, and you should feel free to be yourself here. Don't be afraid to speak up in your classes, to get involved in clubs and to meet new people. Your experience at CASA will be what you make it, so put in the effort to make it amazing!
Do you advise any clubs at CASA?
Fun facts about Mrs. Adlon:
Before deciding to become a French teacher, I thought I wanted to be a chef.
I’ve been studying Spanish for the past few years and am excited to offer this language as a live-taught course at CASA this school year.