Welcome to First Grade!



Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Early Childhood Education, Bucknell University M.Ed Curriculum and Teaching - Early Childhood Education, William Paterson University

Miss Emily Shapiro

Hello! My name is Miss Shapiro and I am so excited to be teaching first grade at Washington School! I recently earned my Master of Education in Curriculum and Learning from William Paterson University. I also graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Bucknell University in 2019! I am a 2015 alumna of James Caldwell High School and was a student in the Caldwell-West Caldwell School District from kindergarten through twelfth grade. This will be my third year teaching first grade, but my fourth year teaching; I taught kindergarten at Jefferson School my first year! I did my student teaching in first grade in Milton, Pennsylvania, and I have had further teaching experiences in both Denmark and England. I am especially passionate about play-based learning and conducting research involving elementary mathematics!

My Favorites!

Book Characters: Piggie and Gerald!

Color: pink

Food: pumpkin bread

Subject: math

Sport to watch: gymnastics

Sport to play: tennis

Animal: my dog, Ginny!


Elephant and Piggie