Welcome to my classroom! Twenty-five years ago I began my journey as a teacher and I could not have chosen a better career path. As a graduate of Saint Peter's College in 1993, I attained a B.A. degree in Elementary Education and American Studies. At New Jersey City University, my post graduate work has included a Masters Degree in Special Education and additional course work in English as a Second Language, Psychology, and Literacy Education. I am presently working on a Masters Degree in Literacy Education, along with certification as a Reading Specialist. I firmly believe that learning never ends.
Throughout my twenty years serving the Union City School District, I have worked at Sara Gilmore School, and currently serve as a fourth grade teacher at beautiful Colin Powell Elementary. Every day I am surrounded by inspiring colleagues and enthusiastic little learners. It is simply a joy to come to work!
Reading and all things related to literacy are my passion! I remind my students that they are the authors of their own life story. As an ELA teacher, I have the pleasure of sharing my love of literature, through fiction and the content area of Social Studies. Even more importantly, I strive to foster a learning environment that is nurturing and respects and acknowledges the strengths and struggles of each learner. The social/emotional growth of my students is at the core of my teaching philosophy.
It is an honor to work in this vibrant, bustling city of hard-working people. As the daughter of Irish immigrant parents, I appreciate the importance of education to the community, especially newly arrived families. I know that the parents of my students wish for their children to succeed and fulfill their full potential. It is gratifying to know that I have a hand in shaping the lives of children raised in families like my very own. The impact of one child's education can have a life-changing effect on an entire family. I am forever grateful for the privilege of teaching in Union City.