All About MeI am excited to be teaching second grade again this year at Lincoln School. It is a grade I have always wanted to teach and was delighted when the opportunity presented itself. Since starting at Lincoln I taught first grade for two years and then third grade for seven years. I then taught 4th grade for 3 years. I got started at Lincoln as a part time Basic Skills teacher. I received my B.A. Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson Un. and taught in the Livingston School District for 7 years before leaving to become a stay-at-home mom while my three children were small.
Upon returning to the workforce I worked as a substitute teacher for ten years in many of the surrounding communities. I returned to college upon being hired in Caldwell and obtained a Master's Degree in Reading and Literacy as well as a Supervisor's Certificate at Montclair State University. In addition, I have completed a 30 hour specialized course in reading through the Orton-Gillingham Institute for Multi-Sensory Reading.
I strongly believe that children will work to their potential when provided with an environment in which they feel secure, appreciated, and comfortable. I believe in hands-on, experiential experiences as much as possible in all subject areas. I encourage the children to be "themselves" in my classroom and to look to school as a positive, welcoming place to come to every day.
My husband and I live in West Paterson or as it is now called, "Woodland Park." We have three adult children and are the delighted and proud grandparents of two grandsons. When not "living" at Lincoln, I enjoy reading, playing tennis and taking long walks for exercise.