Rochelle A. Porto is a Philadelphia public elementary school teacher and the proud single mother of a 24-year-old daughter. A native of Wildwood Crest, NJ, Rochelle completed her education degree at Glassboro State/Rowan University. Upon graduation, she was employed by the American Red Cross in Philadelphia where she began a workplace health and safety education program. She took time off to raise her daughter and returned in 1993 to start a business in educational workplace health and safety and through this found her calling to become a teacher in literacy. In 1999, she began her current career as a public school teacher and finished her Masters in Education at St. Joseph’s University in Pennsylvania. Then in 2009, she earned her Special Education Certification from Holy Family University. Rochelle is a second year candidate in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. At school, she is hosting Patriot Clubs for grades 1-6. In the summer she continues her work through the Philadelphia Recreation Department. She is an active member of Constituting America, Saturday Morning in America and the Independence Hall Tea Party Association.