About meHello! I am a fifth grade teacher at Central and I have been here for 13 years. Before I became a teacher here, I substituted in the district for two years. While I stayed at home with my children, I taught part-time at a Gifted and Talented program for 10 years. Before that, I taught for 2 years in Newark at a Catholic School, and 1 year in East Brunswick. I graduated from Rutgers College, and I have a Master's in Special Education from St. Elizabeth's College. I have taken many post-graduate courses and now I have my plus 30.
I am fortunate to call myself a Madison resident. I have a loving, supportive husband, who I've been married to for 27 years. I have 3 beautiful children who all went to Central! My son is a graduate of Rutgers University (Go RU!). My middle daughter is a recent graduate from the University of Maryland this year (go Terps!) and my youngest daughter is a sophmore at Rutgers Business School this fall! I love the Madison school system, and I am extremely proud to be a teacher here.
I believe that fifth grade is a very important step for your child. It is the beginning of independence, a year where you may feel not as needed. That is just not true! You are needed in a different way. This is a year where expectations rise as your child is getting ready for the wonderful junior school. I truly want your child to have the understanding that they can solve their problems, not have you solve their problems. This may be a change in how you have handled situations in the past. If your child is having difficulty with homework, they should write me an e-mail and ask for help. We can set up an appointment for the morning to go over the assignment. Fifth grade is a time to start to have a bit of independence and a time to gain confidence about solving their own problems. I will be here for your child to help with this process. Together we are going to have a great year!
I also want to stress that if something is going on at home, please let me know. I will keep all information confidential. If there is a problem, even if you feel it is minor, it may be blocking your child's ability to learn. Please keep me in the loop. It really does matter.
E-mail is the best way to get in touch. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can't wait to begin the new school year! I look forward to meeting your child, and for a short time, making them "mine!"
Last Modified on August 28, 2019