Harvey Smilowitz of Northeast Philadelphia announces the engagement of his daughter, Staci Lynn, to Michael David Binder, son of Arthur and Barbara Binder, also of Northeast Philadelphia. Staci is the daughter of the late Rhonda Smilowitz.

    Staci earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from Arcadia University. She is an early-childhood education teacher at a private school.

    Michael is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. He is employed with Prudential Financial in their customer correspondence unit.

    Staci is the granddaughter of Leonard and Maxine Smilowitz of Warminster, and Bernard and Rosalind Partney of Philadelphia. Michael is the grandson of the late Morris and Ruth Cohen, as well as the late Hymen and Miriam Binder.

    Michael and Staci met in elementary school, and reunited after 10 years. They were engaged on the auditorium steps of their school in the summer of 2006.

    The couple, who lives in Northeast Philadelphia, is planning a November wedding in Lansdale.