Mrs. Balles-Second Grade
I come to All Saints with a long connection with Catholic Schools. I began my own education at St. Joseph’s School (Endicott) and continued my high school years at Seton Catholic High School, which was originally housed in this building. After receiving my BA in Elementary Education from SUNY Cortland, I taught for 4 years at Afton Central School, and earned my MS in Early Childhood. Following my marriage to my husband, Dan, I taught in Catholic schools once again in Elmira, NY (St. Casimir’s) and then at my alma mater, St Joseph’s, teaching there until its closure. In addition, both of our children attended Catholic schools at St. Joseph’s and SCCHS, where the faith and values begun at home were continued and strengthened.
After coming to all Saints, I first taught 4th grade, and then returned to teaching 2nd grade. I continue my teaching ministry here at All Saints, which remains the same; to teach children to strive for excellence, while making God the center of their lives.