Phone: (610)363-6580, Ext. 3505
Degrees and Certifications:
BSED West Chester UniversityM.Ed. Wilmington University
Mrs. Maria O'Keefe
Mrs. Maria O'Keefe is a Literacy Specialist at Lionville Elementary School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Chester University and a Masters of Education in Reading from Wilmington University. While teaching first grade, she earned her K-12 Reading Specialist Certification. Mrs. O'Keefe also earned her K-12 Principal Certification from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to serving as a Literacy Specialist, Mrs. O'Keefe was a first grade teacher and an Instructional Support Teacher for grades 3, 4, 5. In her most current role as a literacy specialist, she serves Kindergarden, first and second grade and is the Title 1 coordinator.
Continued professional learning and growth is important to Mrs. O'Keefe. She has attended Keystone State Reading Association conferences, Chester & Montgomery Intermediate Unit professional learning opportunities and most recently attended the International Literacy Conference.
Our Literacy Specialists monitor and strengthen the instructional program by providing literacy instructional support to teachers and direct instruction in literacy to select students. Our Literacy Specialists deliver professional development and coach teachers in effective literacy strategies.