Mrs. Mary Ann Pleva has been a teacher at the Learning Express Preschool since 1992.
This is her 25th year teaching students in the Altoona Area School District.
Mrs. Pleva graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1987 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Speech Pathology/Audiology.
She also acquired a Masters of Education degree from IUP in Early Childhood Education in 1994, and certification in Special Education in 2003.
Mrs. Pleva has taught her entire career at the preschool since one year after its inception in 1992.
First at the Curtin building, and then at Ebner Elementary School from 2003 to 2011, teaching in PATTAN's Autism Initiative Preschool Classroom.
She returned to the Curtin building in the fall of 2011, teaching students with and without special needs and has been teaching at that location until the program was moved to the Washington and Jefferson building in 2013.
Currently she is the data manager for the preschool program, PBIS program-wide facilitator, and classroom coach.
She is also the internal coach for the Autism Initiative classroom.