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.
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.