My name is Mrs. Guarino and this is my eighth year working in Caldwell-West Caldwell! Previously, I taught first grade in West Orange for three and a half years and worked as a special education aide in the same district for two. I have my Bachelor's of Arts Degree from the University of Delaware and a Master's of Arts in Teaching from Montclair State University. I am certified in both general and special education, kindergarten through fifth grade. I recently completed my LDTC post Master's certification and have recently started coursework to obtain my Supervisor certification. As you can tell, I love to be a student as much as an educator. :)
This is my fourth year serving as an Instructional Coach in district. The position is multi-faceted, and allows me to work with both students, teachers and administrators. On any given day I can be modeling techniques in the classroom, strategy planning with teachers, analyzing data or supporting new programs being implemented at the K-5 level.
I grew up in nearby Verona, N.J. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I am an avid reader with an interest in young adult literature. I love all animals, particularly my dog Sophie. I have visited several countries, including Spain, Greece, Italy, France and South Africa.