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Mrs. Westphal is a fifth grade language arts and social studies teacher. She loves teaching children about reading and writing! Mrs. Westphal is so excited to continue her teaching career at Ridgway Middle School. This is her eighth year teaching in Edgewater Park. Before being part of the Ridgway family, Mrs. Westphal taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th and 5th grade. She graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a degree in Elementary and Special Education. Mrs. Westphal also graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Masters Degree in Reading. She loves being a teacher and getting to know each of her students on a personal level. She enjoys making learning fun and relevant to them. At home Mrs. Westphal is a big part of her family horse farm, spending her nights riding horses and giving children lessons. She is a mom to an adorable little boy named Owen. She can't wait to see what is in store for this school year!