Favorite verses:
Philippians 2:5-8

The first of six children, Piper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and Milford, Delaware, her family moved to Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, when she was eight. The daughter of two educators, she grew up in a home where school permeated the air. Her teen years revolved around her family, friends, and participation in a local children’s ministry. She was sure she would never teach school.

After graduating as a homeschooled student in 2001, she quickly found her way to the classroom, teaching first and second grade. In 17 years of classroom teaching, she has taught across the grades, but has found her sweet spot in seventh and eighth grades. Sharing life with junior high students is a privilege and a delight.

Piper enjoys trying new recipes, low-key home projects, and talking “shop” with friends. She wants to practice joy and gratitude in a way that offers the love of Jesus to those around her.