Gina is a first grade teacher at an elementary school for the arts. She has also taught after school science programs, English intensive preschool, student taught in K-3 autistic support, student taught in Grade 4, and had many other short teaching experiences in various special and elementary classrooms. She has a master's degree in special education and is pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.
Gina prefers a very hand-on, engaging teaching style with many opportunities for both individualized and full group instruction. She believes in the principles of differentiation, but finds it more important to meet students where they are as a social group and attending to the overall socio-cultural well-being of the classroom society. In this way, she finds that students receive both individualized and socially supported instruction that is conducive to the education of the whole-child.
Lehigh University College of Education Graduate Student Leadership and Service Award- 2014 Acceptance in to MENSA- 2008 The College of New Jersey Student Involvement Award- 2004
B.A. Psychology (minors in Deaf Studies and Computer Science) from The College of New Jersey in 2005 Masters work in Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University until 2008 M.Ed. Special Education (with dual certification in Special and Elementary Education) from Lehigh University in 2014 Pursuing Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University
Gina is an active member of her community and a full participant in life! She volunteers in various local organization and events. Gina is a representative in student government, an orientation ambassador, a student organizer and helper, and much more at school. At work she becomes highly involved as well and volunteers for whatever she can succeed with. She also practices music as a member of a small band and a solo vocalist. When possible, she gives vocal music lessons and helps others learn to grow in the arts. Gina is also a medieval re-enactor with the Markland Re-enactment Organization. Finally, she spends as much time as possible with her family.