I am very honored to have been working here at Borough School for the past 8 years. I myself attended the Borough School and graduated in 1991. I obtained a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Education with a minor in Special Education from the College of St. Elizabeth. I graduated from CSE with high honors and departmental honors in education. After College, I was hired by the Roseland School District as the World Language Teacher. There I created and implemented a Spanish Program for grades K-3. One year later, I applied to Borough School and was hired as a Special Education teacher. Since then, I have obtained a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration on teaching strategies.
My philosophy of Education reflects why being a teacher is so important to me. Education is about discovering the special skills and talents of children and guiding them in their learning. Children need to develop a sense of worth and dignity, to develop their own creativity, and to strive to make themselves be the best they can be. I love working with children and I love the personal satisfaction I get from helping children to understand and retain the information that has been taught. I believe that teachers should set up guidelines of expected behavior which are attainable and reasonable. I understand that all children are unique in their own way and I know I will do my best to accommodate them to their own needs. One of my major goals as a teacher is to promote all children’s social, emotional, academic, and physical growth.