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My name is Mr. Hufnal, and I'm pumped to teach 7th grade Social Studies. This is my sixth year at Strath Haven Middle School, and every year has been better and better. Here is some background info, just in case you wanted to know more about me.
I graduated from Eastern University in 2010 as a member of the Templeton Honors College, where I majored in History. My favorite college experiences were studying abroad in Salzburg, Austria and serving as the vice president of Eastern University's chapter of Habitat for Humanity. After student teaching at Marple Newtown High School, I gained certification in Pennsylvania for Secondary Ed. Social Studies (grades 7-12).
Social Studies is my passion, and I believe that this course is a vital part of a young person's development into a well-rounded adult. I still feel extremely privileged to teach for such a well-respected school district as Wallingford-Swarthmore. This district is the real deal: dedicated administrators, passionate teachers, and great kids.
In terms of interests, I enjoy the outdoors: back-packing, mountain biking, etc. I also love baseball, football, and basketball. My hobbies include studying German, home improvements, reading, and travelling. In the summertime, I teach summer school here at Haven, I compete in triathlons, and I visit my cousins down the shore. We hit the beach together and enjoy piloting our family sailboat around the Delaware Bay.
I'm currently pursuing a Masters of Education at Messiah College, but what I'm most excited about is being newly married. My wife and I were married in June of 2017, and our wedding was an incredible celebration with our friends and family. We also honeymooned in Hawaii, which included snorkeling, hiking, ATVing, kayaking, and sailing. Thanks for reading and see you around the Haven!