MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER / SOCIAL STUDIES
I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from Kean University and a Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist from Fairleigh Dickenson University.
In 1981, I began my teaching career at a school for children with learning differences. For the last 24 years, I have worked with students in grades K-6, teaching various subjects while specializing in intervention and remediation skills for those who learn through different modalities.
I am excited to be a part of the Cedar Hill Prep School dedicated teaching staff and look forward to inspiring students to explore Social Studies through the lens of literacy. It is critical to teach students that by using literacy strategies in content areas we can use reading and writing as tools for thinking and learning.
Grade 4 Student Pranavi at the United Nations! Peace Day celebrations took place at the United Nations Headquarters on Friday, September 20th. CHP 4th grader, Pranavi Sivakumar, had an opportunity to participate in this International Day of Peace Student Observance. This memorable experience for Pranavi is best described in her own words: “We waited in line for almost three hours. When we finally were able to sit down inside the U.N., we listened to many speeches about climate change. I also met my dance teacher there. She performed very nicely. I was paying close attention. I was the most excited person in my life!”
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.