When I was
younger, I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. Whether I was
playing school with my dolls or helping my oldest sister grade her papers, I
knew that I wanted to be a teacher.
From elementary school through college, I attended catholic
schools (Holy Family, Holy Trinity, and Molloy College). My experiences
at these wonderful schools helped me to solidify my career choice.
In 1998, I graduated from Molloy College with a Bachelors Degree
in History and certification in elementary education. That same year, I
was hired as the 5th grade teacher (and 4th grade ELA teacher) here at St.
Dominic. I spent three years at that grade level, and began working
toward my Masters Degree in Reading at Adelphi University (which I obtained in
During the 2001-2002 school year, I had the opportunity to move
to the 1st grade, where I spent 11 years. Working with the first graders
was such a rewarding experience and one I truly loved.
In 2012, I moved to the 3rd grade. Starting that year, the
third and fourth grade became departmentalized. I was excited to work
with Mrs. Siviglia and give the students a chance to change classes. It
was a pleasure to teach 3rd grade Religion, ELA, Social Studies, and
cursive writing, as well as 4th grade ELA.
This year, I will be working with just the fourth graders as the ELA, Religion, and Social Studies teacher. I am looking forward to a great year!
St. Dominic has been such an important part of my life. I
have enjoyed all my experiences here and I am looking forward to more terrific