“The mind is everything. What you think, you become”
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
- Bachelor of Arts in Exceptional Childhood Education
Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Masters of Science in Education with a focus on
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessments
Being a Special Education teacher for the past 30 years has been a journey because I’ve had the opportunity to teach high school, middle school, and presently, elementary school students, and I've learned that each child is unique, and has their own learning styling.
My teaching career began in Wayne, NJ at Passaic County Technical Institute. After working there for six years, I was offered a position at the Palisades Learning Center, in Paramus, NJ, which was an alternative high school for behaviorally challenged students. I wanted to gain as much experience as possible in my field and was employed there for eight years. After that, I accepted a position at Felician College, in Rutherford, NJ teaching behaviorally challenged elementary students in grades 3-5. In this new position, I sought to implement dynamic pedagogical activities to engaged the young learner in their cognitive development. After working there for 2 years, I was offered another position at Essex County High School, in Clifton, NJ, which was also an alternative school for students with behavioral and academic needs. When I was told the program was being moved to another town, I decided to seek employment elsewhere, and I was hired in Belleville in September of 2002. I taught at the middle school for 3 years, and was then transferred to Belleville School Number 5. This was indeed a blessing. I’ve been teaching grades 3-5 for the last 10 years at School #5 and couldn’t be happier. I know that I've found my calling especially when I see the look of enlightenment and awe on my students' faces as they make personal connections to learning.
10/3- Wear BLUE to STOMP OUT BULLYING
10/10- SCHOOLS CLOSED- Columbus Day
10/10-10/14- Fire Prevention Week
10/15- Hispanic Heritage Day @ Belleville High School
10/25- Wear PINK to support Breast Cancer Awareness
10/31- Halloween Parade