About Ms. LandauAbby Landau is a fifth grade teacher at Lincoln School. This is Ms. Landau’s ninth year of teaching. She completed her teacher’s certification program at The College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown.Teaching is Ms. Landau’s second career. She received her B.A. from Rutgers College with a major in English and a minor in Economics. In keeping with her passion for helping people and for learning, Ms. Landau received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She worked for 2 years as a Law Clerk to a Federal Magistrate and a Federal Judge in the United States District Court of New Jersey and then practiced Environmental Law for several years in Morristown. While practicing law, Ms. Landau began a program to provide Pro Bono legal services to recent immigrants and battered woman.Ms. Landau left the practice of law, “temporarily”, to be a stay-at-home mom to her three daughters. During this time at home, Ms. Landau worked as the Nature Specialist for six summers at her children’s day camp in Flanders. She also facilitated a program with young teens and senior citizens in which she taught the teens invaluable visitation and communication skills. During this time, Ms. Landau also became a volunteer clown for children with long-term illnesses as well as senior citizens in nursing home facilities. These activities led her to the realization that teaching children was the career path she finds most rewarding.Ms. Landau strongly believes in hands-on, experiential education. Math games and manipulatives are used to spark the children’s interest and to help them grasp concepts. Ms. Landau’s science class can always be found exploring and experimenting both inside and outside the classroom.While not in school Ms. Landau is spending time with family and friends, walking her two Golden Retrievers, working in her vegetable/herb garden, spending time in the Berkshires with her family, going to Folk/Jazz concerts with her husband, or just “clowning around”.