About Mr. Buck
TEACHER: Mr. John Buck
Greetings in the Lord! I thought it would be helpful to explain how I got here and a little bit about myself.
My bachelor's degree is in Elementary Education (with a concentration in Education of the Hearing Impaired) from Bloomsburg University and I hold a master's degree in Deafness Rehabilitation from New York University. I have both PA and NJ permanent certification in elementary education. My path into teaching was not typical. After graduating from NYU, I worked several years in the field of vocational rehabilitation. After my first wife went to be with the Lord in 2003, I felt led to change careers and pursue teaching, which allowed me to provide the support needed for my children. During the 2003-2004 school year, I worked as a long-term substitute music teacher in the Nazareth (PA) Area School District. Since I was not able to obtain a teaching position during the 2004-2005 school year, I went back to college to take some refresher courses in teaching. Then for the 2005-2006 school year, the Lord directed me to Faith Christian School in Roseto, PA, where I was the 6th grade teacher through the 2012-2013 school year. Although I very much enjoyed my time at Faith Christian School, I wanted to find a position closer to my new home. For the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years, I was the 3rd grade teacher at Grace Christian School in Telford, PA. More recently, I felt led to pursue a position as a public school Special Education Assistant. From 2015 to 2017, I was blessed to work with a student with cerebral palsy at Walton Farm Elementary School in the North Penn School District. While at Walton Farm, I was called upon to substitute in regular education classrooms, which reignitated the "teaching bug" in me!
In 2011, I married a wonderful, godly, and fun-filled woman named Dorothy ("Dor" for short, sounds like Dar). She is a teacher at North Penn High School (better her than me!). I have two adult children from my first marriage, named Ethan and Larissa. We also have a cat named Ruby. I enjoy singing, playing keyboards, & listening to Christian music (contemporary and worship). During the summer, I enjoy spending time at the beach because God gives me an indescribable peace when I am close to the ocean. Traveling is also a passion and feel free to ask me about my various trips, including my most recent adventure to Alaska! I am also an avid football fan (GO PHILADELPHIA EAGLES & BLOOMSBURG HUSKIES!). Most of all, I am grateful that I serve an awesome God!