Humans of Archmere: Mrs. Greider


Katie Kent

From Pennsylvania to New York, to Africa and Japan, Mrs. Greider has traveled the world in search of more knowledge. Working at Archmere so far has allowed her to continue her quest for knowledge as she learns along with the freshmen and juniors she teaches. 

As a history teacher, Greider has a different background than many history teachers. 

She started off studying international relations at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York, and political science and government at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. After receiving her diplomas, Greider worked various jobs. She was a tour escort at the Landis Valley Museum, she worked at North Star Orchard, and even worked at a brewing company. 

After working for a while, she decided to pursue her master’s degree in secondary education at Wilmington University and soon after receiving her diploma she worked at A.I. DuPont High School for a year before coming to work here as a history teacher in World History and European History. Her favorite class to teach so far is European History.

“It’s a little more challenging and I don’t have a background in it as much as I do in World History so I get to learn along with them,” said Greider.

Archmere’s familial aspect is what really enticed her to join the community and she seems to fit right in with the history department so far. Ms. Rodack appreciates Greider’s team spirit as well as their shared interest in cats. 

“She’s very easy to work with, very easy going, and when teaching she tends to try out many different teaching methods. One time she came in and handed us all apples because she used to work at an orchard,” said Ms. Rodack. 

Mrs. Witte, the History Department Chair, is also thrilled to welcome Mrs. Greider to the department.

“She’s very helpful and is always willing to help everyone in our department out,” said Mrs. Witte.