Good Reads

The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse

Recommended by: Kristin DeVries

Where Are They Now?


  • Alison Trautman '12 Is head of Youth Services at Parkland Community Library
  • Laurence Tompkins '06 is teaching at Susquehanna Community Highschool and Basketball coach.
  • Kelly Williams '10 is teaching English at Hazelton Area High School
  • Kristina Singletary '10 will work on her MA in English Language & Literature at Rutgers University-Camden.
  • Nathan Bradley '09 is pursuing a graduate degree in education at Marywood.
  • Karissa Kreidler '09 is teaching in Chicago.
  • Elizabeth Raines '09 is pursuing a graduate degree in education at Marywood.
  • Jessica Romano '09 is pursuing a graduate degree in counseling at Marywood.
  • Lauren Tyrrell '09 is pursuing a graduate degree at Penn State University and working as a teaching assistant.
  • Brian Whelan '09 is working at Marywood as a Grant Specialist in Research & Community Collaboration.
  • Stacey Bromwell '08 is studying law.
  • Kristen Shipsky '08 is pursuing a graduate degree in social work at Marywood.
  • Ann Brennan '07 Is an instructor at Penn State Willkes-Barre
  • Rebecca Sparling Zukauskas '05, is Senior Editor at Northeast Editing, Pittston
  • Erica Barone Pricci, '03, is Associate Dean for Curriculum at Lackawanna College, Scranton
  • Robinne Okrasinski, '06, is a Scheduling Specialist at Universal Orlando Resort
  • Vickie Gundling, '07, earned her M.A. in English Language & Literature at the University of Maryland.
  • Joshua Frank, '06, is Youth and Children's Formation Minister at Church of Our Saviour, Chicago.
  • Leslie Clearwater, '04, runs her own business, Waterwood Studios.
  • Tom Borthwick, '04, teaches English at Riverside High School in Taylor.
  • Amy Wagner, 06, is Clinical Coordinator at The Mentor Network in Harrisburg.
  • Claire Henning Kilker, '04, teaches seventh-grade reading at Tunkhannock Middle School.
  • Gabriela Pedroza, '09, is Director of Social Services a Mission Santa Maria Madre de Dios.
  • Kelly Alexandra Trotta, '06, teaches middle-school language arts at Sacred Heart Elementary (Rockaway, NJ).
  • Nicole Santarsiero Zywicki, '07, teaches English and Music in the Dunmore School District.
  • Starlah Hall, '05, teaches seventh-grade language arts and ELL at El Mirage Elementary School (Surprise, AZ).
  • Maureen Moore, '05, is Library Media Specialist at Marlboro Middle School (NY).

If you're a graduate of Marywood's English Department, tell us how your degree has helped you succeed!