About Mrs. E.

teaching

Hello and welcome!  I am very excited to start the 2018-2019 school year at Millstone River; and I am looking forward to getting to know each of my students as well as partner with their parents and/or guardians in their child’s education. This will be 20th year teaching—14 years in the WW-P School District and 6 years prior in New York.

I grew up in Lynbrook, a town on the south shore of Long Island in New York. Ever since I was in first grade, I wanted to be a teacher and a mom. Lucky for me…both of my dreams came true.  I attained my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Adelphi University and then a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Queens College.  Because I love to learn, I continued my studies at The College of New Jersey and recently graduated with a second master's degree in Counseling.  I taught Kindergarten and 1st grade for 6 years in Lynbrook in the very same elementary school that I attended as a child.  In 1992, I moved to London, England with my husband (my high school sweetheart) and first son, Michael. While living there, I volunteered my time in the Southbank International School. Upon the birth of 2 more children in London, I became a full-time mom, but I was still an active participant in my children’s education.

Three years later, when my family moved back to the United States, we were thrilled to move to West Windsor and enroll our children in the WW-P School system. Our youngest child, Matthew, was born 4 years later. With 4 children in the WW-P Schools, I became a very active participant in the PTA/PTSA, and established partnerships with many of my children’s teachers. I cannot say enough good things about the experiences my children have had in the various schools they have attended in the WW-P school system. All of my children, Michael (28), Ariana (25), Thomas (23) and Matthew (19) graduated from High School South.  I am honored to be teaching in this wonderful school district alongside so many amazing educators. I absolutely love teaching and forming relationships with all of my students.

My classroom is a home away from home for me and it is my hope that my students feel the same. I try hard to create a warm atmosphere of mutual respect and kindness where each child’s unique qualities are accepted and celebrated amongst his/her peers. Since I believe in teaching the “Whole Child”, it is crucial for me to create a classroom environment that will help my students grow intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially. My students are encouraged to feel safe to take risks in their learning and are helped to realize that mistakes are nothing to be ashamed of; they are recognized as opportunities to learn and grow.  It is my goal to instill in my students a love of learning, as well as a desire to come to school every day because they love it!