PRESCHOOL TEACHER / AFTERCARE DIRECTOR
In 2009, I joined the Cedar Hill Prep Faculty as a Preschool Teacher. Since that time, my position has been expanded to include that of Aftercare Director. Before joining Cedar Hill Prep, I taught various grades at Watchung Middle School,Featherbed Lane School in Clark, and W.O.K. School in Hillside.
My Bachelor’s Degree is in Speech/Hearing, Elementary Education, and Special Education. I also have a Master’s Degree in Audiology.
I chose teaching as a profession because I love working with children, watching them grow in every way. The highlight of my day is when children’s eyes light up as they try/learn something new. They are suddenly able to do something they weren’t able to previously do. I feel proud to be a part of their learning experience. It is most rewarding to be able to challenge the young children, watch them learn, and love what they are doing.
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.