Pre-K3 2nd Grade Teachers

Mrs. Georgia Ingraham, Pre-Kindergarten 3

Georgia Ingraham was born Georgia S. McKoy in the tropical island of Jamaica. At the age of two my family left Jamaica and moved to the Bahamas for the next eight years of my life. We then migrated and settled in Florida.  Early in my life I was taught how to be independent and strong.  Life’s lessons were quick and hard.  My mother worked very hard to keep both me and my sister in the Catholic school system.

In Florida I attended St. Lawrence Catholic School then moved on to Madonna Academy, an all girl school. After the merger my school name changed to Chaminade-Madonna Prep, from which I am a proud graduate. I then attended Miami-Dade Community College and began working as a Medical Biller for a Dialysis company. I was hired as a temp for two weeks, which turned into thirteen years and a supervisor position. While working, I met a wonderful man (Julian Ingraham) and got married. My dream had come true. I was able to be a stay home mom.  I wanted my children to have parents that were there for them.  It so happened that my husband worked from home, so my kids always had both parents with them at all times.  We raised three children; Jurell, Samantha, and Julian.  After ten years of being at home, and all the kids out to school it was time for me to go back to work.  

For the next three years I worked at the Appleseed Pre-School while attending Palm Beach State College. After graduation I moved on to The Kiddie Academy. When the opportunity came up to join the St. Ambrose Catholic School family, I didn’t hesitate for I had come full circle. I was back in the Catholic school system. Jurell was a 2011 graduate of St. Ambrose while Samantha and Julian are still currently enrolled. Pre-K3 is awesome, I love the kids and the hours are great! I love my job, if you can call it a job. It is something that I enjoy. I love to see the looks on their young faces when something “clicks”, and they can say, “Ms. Georgia I can do it!” I wouldn’t change it for the world. So here I am to take the kids higher in their learning. And that is who Georgia Ingraham is, a wife, a mother and an aspiring wonderful teacher.  




Ms. Kathleen Boylan, Pre-Kindergarten

Miss Kathy Boylan enhances the Saint Ambrose faculty with forty two years of experience in Kindergarten, first, and second grades. The eighteen years prior to her time with the Saint Ambrose family, Miss Boylan had been educating three and four year old students in Early Childhood at Annunciation Catholic School in Hollywood, Florida. 

Miss Boylan enjoys the challenge each new day brings, along with the enthusiasm the young ones bring to school. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with teacher friends, cooking, baking, shopping for a bargain, and keeping in touch with her family in Pennsylvania.
 

Miss Boylan’s motto is “Childhood is a journey not a race.”



   

Ms. Kelley Koepfinger, Kindergarten 

Miss Koepfinger grew up in South Florida with a catholic education.  She attended and graduated from Florida State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a master’s degree in Information and Library Studies.

In 2013, she joined the Saint Ambrose family and was honored with Teacher of the Year for the 2014-2015 school year.  Miss Koepfinger’s hobbies include running in Disney races, reading, and cheering on her FSU Seminoles.  She is very excited for another great year in Kindergarten! 

  

 

Mrs. Jennifer Snider, 1st Grade

Jennifer Snider is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelors of Arts in Education  (ESOL endorsement).  Originally from Maryland, her family moved to South Florida during her high school years.  She is a graduate of Pope John Paul II High.  

After college, she lived in Clearwater, Florida where she taught first grade for five years. She moved back to the South Florida area and has been teaching Kindergarten for two years for Broward County Schools.  

During her spare time she loves to spend time with her husband, son and daughter at sporting events and relaxing at the beach! She looks forward to the new community and adventures at St. Ambrose School!

 


Mrs. Helen Haruben, 2nd Grade

Helen Haruben attended Florida Atlantic University where she obtained a BA in Elementary Education.  Helen taught fifth grade for many years at St. Joan of Arc in Boca Raton.  Most recently she taught first and second grades at Zion Lutheran in Deerfield Beach, where she was honored with Teacher of the Year for the 2015-2016 school year.

Mrs. Haruben enjoys spending time with her husband, Ray, and their new grandchild.  Ray and Helen have traveled all over the United States, visiting many of the National Parks.  She also enjoys photography, cheering on the Dolphins and Seminoles, and exercising with friends.  She is looking forward to a great year at St. Ambrose with her 2nd grade class.