1ST GRADE TEACHER / LANGUAGE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES
I am excited to join the Cedar Hill Prep community as the first grade teacher of Language Arts and Social Studies. Teaching is my first love, and I am dedicated to working with parents to provide a successful school year.
I have earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Special Education from Rutgers College, New Brunswick. In 1978, I began my career as a teacher of various subjects in the elementary public schools. In addition, I also provided intervention services for students struggling with literacy and math.
My goal is to establish a warm, nurturing classroom environment in which students feel safe and excited to learn; one replete with opportunities that will guide them to develop critical thinking skills while analyzing text in their reading and social studies lessons.
I am looking forward to working with the first grade students, their families, and the dedicated staff at Cedar Hill Prep.
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.