Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Carine St. John

I am excited to once again be teaching second grade at Maugham Elementary School.  

Prior to teaching in Maugham, I  worked as the Technology Staff Developer for thirteen years in the Tenafly schools. During the first ten years of my teaching career, I taught in various positions in elementary schools in NY and Florida.  Among those positions, I taught Grades 3 and 4, Art for Grades K-6, and was the Computer Lab teacher and Technology Coordinator for Grades K-6.  Overall, I have been in the field of Education for over 30 years.  My, how time flies!

I am proud to share my credentials with you; I have an undergraduate degree from St. John's University where I majored in Education and minored in French. I received a Master's Degree in Education with a specialty in Elementary Mathematics from CUNY Queens College.  Continuing my education with graduate courses at Montclair State University, I completed my Supervisor Certification in June of 2005. In July of 2015 I received my Principal Certification through the NJEXCEL program.

The best way to contact me is via email at While I expect to check my email by 8:00 AM each morning, an immediate response is not always possible, especially for emails sent to me during the school day. I may only be able to check email again after 3:15 PM.  If ever you have an especially timely request/question or last minute change of pick-up, please send a written note that your child could deliver in the morning or call Mrs. Walsh in the office.

I look forward to each school year and each school day filled with the wonder and joy of the children's stories, ideas, problem solving, creating, playing and learning together! It is my privilege to join parents as a partner in their child's academic, social and emotional growth.