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 Continues to Win as they Win the First Debate of the School Year! Cedar Hill Prep School made a clean sweep at the first Debate Meet of the Garden State Debate League, held at the Hun School on October 26th, 2019. Arnav Upadhyay won the Golden Gavel for the Best Speaker at the tournament, out of approximately 100 speakers. Cedar Hill Prep School teams walked away with the most wins by percentage points and overall wins. Thirty-seven teams participated in all. Congratulations Cedar Hill Prep Debate Team!
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.