• Mission Statement

    The Nazareth Area Middle School specialists works with students, teachers, parents, and administration to ensure student success. Each member of our team brings years of relevant experience and a solid commitment to the success of our school.


Mathematics Specialist

Phone: 610-759-3350 extension 8100


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Science Masters in Classroom Technology

Mrs. Susanna Freed

As the Mathematics Specialist for NAMS, I have the pleasure of working with students individually and as small groups.  I frequently visit classrooms to assist students with their skills and concepts.  My hope for our students is that they will learn to feel more confident in their mathematical ability and eventually love the subject as much as I do.  

I graduated from Mansfield University (Bachelor's of Science) and Wilkes Universities (Master's  in Classroom Technology).  My certifications are in 6 - 12 mathematics and general science.  After 7 years teaching in Maryland, I moved to Pennsylvania and have been teaching in the Nazareth School District for the past 27 years.   I have taught both middle school and high school.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing with our 2 dogs, reading and traveling.  My husband and I have raised 3 children in the NASD and believe it is the BEST!  

Phone: 6107593350 extension 8111


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Science in Education, University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Sports Medicine (ATC) Master's Degree, East Stroudsburg University K-12 Reading Specialist certification

Ms. Beth Reiss

My role as the Reading Specialist at NAMS is to work with students individually, in small groups, and to push into classrooms assisting both students and teachers. My goal is to help students develop a connection with Reading that is personally meaningful to them to help in their lifelong learning journey!  I have the distinct pleasure to coordinate the annual NAMS Spelling Bee.

I am a proud graduate of Nazareth High School, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where I earned a Bachelor's of Science in Education with a degree in Sports Medicine.  I furthered my education at East Stroudsburg University earning a Master's Degree as a Reading Specialist K-12.  I enjoy spending time with my family, reading many different genres by the pool, beach or sitting by a cozy fire, and walking my dogs Finn and Bailey. My students know that I LOVE my Pittsburgh Panthers, Steelers, and Penguins! 

RTII Specialist and Student Assistance Program (SAP) Coordinator

Phone: 610-759-3350 extension 8106


Degrees and Certifications:

Mansfield University in Elementary Education Master's Degree from Walden University in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Mrs. Jodi Chilson

I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Mansfield University in Elementary Education and my Master's Degree from Walden University in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. My role is to help assist Administration, teachers, parents but more importantly,students, in the RtII framework. Teaching students strategies to get through academic struggles as well as life, are important tools to have in one's toolbox in order to preserve and move through the problem in order to get to the other end.

What Is RtII (Response to Instruction and Intervention)?

Response to Intervention (RTI) or MTSS- (Multi-Tier System of Support) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RTI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning. These services may be provided by a variety of personnel, including general education teachers, special educators, and specialists. Progress is closely monitored to assess both the learning rate and level of performance of individual students. Educational decisions about the intensity and duration of interventions are based on individual student response to instruction. RTI is designed for use when making decisions in both general education and special education, creating a well-integrated system of instruction and intervention guided by child outcome data.

ESOL Teacher

Phone: 610-759-3350 extension 8238


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Krista Santos

Gifted Teacher

Phone: 610-759-3350 extension 8138


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Glenn Oberman

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