4TH GRADE TEACHER / LANGUAGE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES / VICE PRINCIPAL
I was delighted to join the Cedar Hill Prep Community in 2012 as the fourth grade teacher of Social Studies and Language Arts. I began my career as an elementary school teacher in a New York City public school and then served as an administrator and fourth grade teacher at an independent school in Monmouth County.
My educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Social Studies and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. I have dual certifications in New York State and New Jersey to teach Early Childhood and Elementary Classes.
Teaching is inspirational! As an educator, I am incredibly fortunate to have an opportunity to create an environment in which students are motivated to tap into their creativity and curiosity; where they can develop the confidence needed to welcome new challenges; and where they can begin to appreciate the value of becoming productive and contributing members of their communities. It is a privilege to work within a collaborative environment of wonderfully talented educators who are dedicated to ensuring that our students receive a “blue ribbon” education and the values that are commensurate with that.
Cedar Hill Prep Debate Wins Again! Garden State Debate League held their third inter school debate meet at Cedar Hill Prep School. Forty teams participated with 130 participants. The topics for debate were: Disney Movies Do More Harm Than Good; Ban Single Use Plastic Bags; Major League Baseball’s Plan to Cut Minor League Teams is Justified; All U.S. Presidential Primaries Should Be Held on the Same Day. Four teams from Cedar Hill Prep School finished in the top 10. Cedar Hill Prep School again won trophies for top school in the league and most number of wins. Congratulations debaters!
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.