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    ¡Bienvenidos de la señora Tobia!

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    La señora Tobia con su hijo David en CHICKEN OR THE EGG, Beach Haven, NJ.

    Sra. Tobia with her son David dining at the Chicken or the Egg, LBI, NJ. You never know where you might see a Goya, a Picasso or a Dalí!

    I hope everyone had a refreshing summer break and is eager to start the new school year! I am looking forward to meeting all of my 6th grade students and welcoming back my 7th and 8th grade students this September. If you’re new to Madison Junior School, I know you’ll find our school to be a warm, inviting and exciting place to learn and grow. 

    As a new school year begins let’s explore together the intriguing sights, sounds, smells and tastes of this wonderful language and culture you chose to study. I’m excited about starting this new school year with you!

    My background: 

    I graduated from Rutgers University with a double major in Spanish and Business Administration. During my junior year, I studied in Spain at the University of Madrid for a memorable and wonderful semester.

    I started my career at Metropolitan Life in New York City, earned a certification in Employee Benefits (CEBS) and moved into Human Resources first as an International Benefits Analyst at Salomon Brothers Inc and later as a Benefits Manager with Cushman & Wakefield.

    I taught adults in the evenings at Fairleigh Dickenson University as they prepared to take CEBS courses while my husband Pat and I were raising our two young sons, Kevin and David. I then returned to FDU as a student to attain teacher certification. I liked school so much that I continued in Fairleigh's MAT (Master's in Teaching) program while I accepted my first position as a Spanish teacher with Madison Public Schools. Through my coursework, I attained certification to teach in three areas: elementary education, Spanish and English as a Second Language or ESL.

    I thoroughly enjoyed teaching in all three Madison elementary schools for eleven years. I graduated to the fantastic Junior School nine years ago and I'm about to begin my twentieth (!) year with the district. 

    In addition to teaching 6th, 7th and 8th grade Spanish, I have taught adults English during the summer through Literacy Volunteers of Morris County. I am very fortunate to be part of this beautiful, culturally rich community. 

    Con cariño,

    Sra. Tobia 

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