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Mrs. Dana Mizimakoski

ABOUT THE TEACHER 
My name is Dana Mizimakoski and this is my 12th year teaching. First grade is an amazing year filled with growth and adventure. I am excited to work together and have an amazing year. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  I love traveling to new places and spending time at the beach.  In my free time, I love to be outdoors, get organized, and work on home projects.  

The best way to contact me is by email. My email address is dmizimakoski@tenafly.k12.nj.us. I will get back to you as soon as possible. You may contact the school's main office for any time sensative issues.

DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS 
I graduated from The College of New Jersey with a double major in Education and Psychology. I currently have a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and Psychology, also MAT in Special Education and Literacy. My New Jersey certifications include: K-5 General Education Teacher and K-12 Special Education Teacher. I also proudly hold the following certificates: Orton-Gillingham Teacher (IMSLEC accredited), Dyslexia Therapist (IDA accredited), and New Jersey Reading Specialist. 

PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING 
My philosophy for learning is that no two students are the same and thus each student has individual ability and achievement levels as well as individual strengths and needs. It is important to provide students with opportunities and experiences where each student may demonstrate success, reach their fullest academic potential, and be enthusiastic about learning. I believe strongly in parent involvement and teachers working together to ensure student success. I believe in hands-on experiences, learning creatively, and making learning fun. Above all is to teach the whole child and build independence.