• Dear Parents,

    Welcome to 1st grade!! I am looking foward to a wonderful, productive year with your children! Teaching is my passion and I am happy to share this with you and your child!

    For those who do not know me, I'd like to share a little bit of my background with you. I have my B.A. degree in English and Psychology. I have a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education and a second Master's Degree in Educational Administration.

    I started my career in a private school teaching 7th and 8th grade. Then I got my dream and taught in an elemenatry school for 4th grade. The following year kindergarten. Then I came to Port Reading School, where I taught 3rd grade. Then finally, finally an opening came in 1st grade where I always wanted to be and I have not left it!!! I wanted to teach 1st grade since my first day of school when I was in 1st grade!!!

    I grew up in Iselin, so I went through the Woodbridge schools myself. I now live in Middletown and my children go to school there. I love seeing the things that come home and constantly share ideas with all of their teachers! I am always looking for more things to do and constantly searching for new ways to teach! I love helping kids to read and it is my greatest joy watching them start in Septemeber and seeing them soar like a butterfly in June!! I look foward to our year together!

    Sincerely,

    Denise Mason