About Ms. Tave

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This will be my third year at P.S. 20 teaching fifth-grade students.  This school year, I will share a homeroom and co-teach math and science with Mr. de Armas.  I also will co-teach social studies and language arts with Ms. Dima.

My professional background includes teaching in the Princeton, NJ school district for nine years where I taught first, second, and fifth-grade.  I also taught in an Accelerated Intervention Support (basic skills) classroom supporting students to read and write at grade level.  

My philosophy of teaching includes one that provides a safe and cooperative classroom.  I believe that rules and procedures must be taught and reinforced.  I also believe in establishing a strong parent/caregiver and teacher partnership to best support your child. 

Please reach out to me with any questions or thoughts to support your child's learning.  I welcome your suggestions and look forward to speaking with you throughout the year!


Shari Tave