Degrees and Certifications:
NJ Dual Certified: Elementary Ed. (K-8) Social Studies (K-12) BA: History/Secondary Education
Once again, I am extremely proud and elated to be part of the incredibly high performing and very well respected district that is the Tenafly Public Schools! The 2019-2020 school year is my 12th year teaching at the elementary level and my 7th year teaching at Maugham School!
As an elementary educator, I tackle each day with consistency, routines, exploration, creativity, efficiency, out of the box learning risks, and implementing a plethora of uniquely rigorous instructional learning challenges!
I first like to guide and model, and then allow my students the freedom to cultivate and take ownership of their own different styles of learning. The latter helps to foster independently creative learning paths and helping to instill the ability to advocate for themselves.
My academic goals have always been to push and to challenge each and every student that walks into my classroom. The way that I do this is by providing the highest quality of instruction through differentiation, project based learning methodologies, technology, and self assessing strategies and techniques. These educational models not only meets students' individual learning needs but also is combined with expectations which allows for students to reach their fullest potential with the tools needed for success.
I also utilize project based learning, research, and group projects in 5A quite frequently. It is my philosophy to have students take ownership of their learning by having them select and use whichever style of learning they like such as tactile, visual, and/or auditory projects.
One of my greatest passions within the educational landscape is infusing technology wherever I can within the school day. I have utilized Google Classroom for over four years now and will continue to implement Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Slides wherever and whenever possible to enhance student learning. I do this for reasons of efficiency for myself but mostly because technology is the leader in today’s and tomorrow’s world.
My future students will be entering 6th grade in the fall and will be utilizing as well as navigating their way through 6 Google Classrooms! Due to the latter, I want to ensure that they my class is always prepared early in order to become successful this year as well as next year and beyond.
Please always email me with ANY questions that you may have throughout the school year at firstname.lastname@example.org