I am entering my nineteenth year as a teacher in Westfield, New Jersey. During this time I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. This year I will be teaching 3rd grade (looping with 14 of my second graders from last year). My goal has been to encourage my students to become independent and creative thinkers. I am always humbled by what my students remember and the projects that have made an impact on their learning.
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2003--National Board Certification, Middle Childhood Generalist, Ages 7-12 2000--Charles Philhower Award for Teaching Excellence, Westfield (New Jersey) Rotary Club, Elementary Teacher of the Year
B.A. English, Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 1990 M.A. Instruction and Curriculum, Kean University, Union, New Jersey, 1995
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