Ms. Raso


Being a Bangor Area Senior High School graduate, I jumped on the opportunity to work for a school that is part of the community I grew up in. I remember fondly The Pen Argyl vs. Bangor football games and the marching band festivals I watched during my high school career. Pen Argyl embodies the spirit and sense of community I benefited so much from growing up. What struck me most about Pen Argyl HS was its code of the Green Knights: Protect Integrity, Accept Challenges, Honor Diversity, and Salute Kindness. Pen Argyl High School places much value on promoting student growth and contributions to the community. The long-standing traditions and ties Pen Argyl HS has to the area further prove their dedication to fostering a love of community. 

I graduated from Bangor Area Senior High School in 2012. During my time there, I was a flute, piccolo, and alto saxophone player in various band ensembles such as the Marching Band, Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Flute Choir, and Pit Band. After my time at Bangor, I continued my education and received my Bachelor's Degree in Biology from East Stroudsburg University. During my time at ESU, my love of teaching grew and led me to pursue a career in education. After graduating in 2016, I spent the next few years in Philadelphia, where I received my Masters of Science in Education and my Masters in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, respectively. While working on these degrees, I got the opportunity to work with students from many backgrounds and cultures at both the high school and collegiate levels. Recently, I moved back to my hometown to be a part of the community that shaped so much of my childhood. 

Outside of my love of teaching, I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, and taking care of my menagerie of pets: a dog named Rosie and three cats named Sansa, Princess Thea, and Ezra. I still also love playing my flute from time to time. I wish all the Pen Argyl HS students a great school year!  

Courses Taught

Honors Lab Biology

Lab Biology


Favorite Thing About Teaching At PAAHS

My favorite thing about teaching at Pen Argyl HS is the sense of community and the dedication of the staff and students to be the best they can be.