I knew I wanted to be a teacher since I was in 3rd grade and have had some of the best influences from educators along the way. I truly feel that this is the most rewarding profession.
At Kean College, I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a double major in Psychology. I’ve taught Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, and 6th Grade Reading and Language Arts. I look forward to the challenges each day may bring and getting to know each student individually.
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.