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     My name is Wilvana Mesidor-Vincent, I am so thrilled to return to Orange Early Childhood Center for my 8th year.  I have been teaching for over 15 years.  It has always been my passion to work with young children.  I am a committed and qualified preschool teacher and possess a P-3 certification in early childhood and a Masters Degree in Elementary Reading and Literacy.  I gained the necessary knowledge and skills that are currently helping me work effectively with young children and their families. My goal is to help mold lifelong learners who are happy to come back to school day after day.

    I believe that early childhood educators have one of the most important jobs that exist because they are preparing children for the world of learning. I am a wife and a mother; as a mother of a beautiful intelligent 6 year old daughter, I realized how important the early years are and the positive impact I have on her growth. The early years of children’s lives are the most critical when it comes to their development.  They are growing and learning at a phenomenal rate. I am thankful for the opportunity to work in a nurturing loving environment where children can learn and experience new challenges that will help build their confidence while they play. There is nothing more gratifying than witnessing a young child learn something new, knowing you have been a driving force behind that growth.

    As a teacher, I seek to form close relationship with each child under my care, and their families. I make use of our community’s resources and incorporate the child’s community into the classroom. I see each child as a unique individual with a great capacity to learn and able to make positive contributions to those around him or her. I strive to provide an environment where children and families from different cultural backgrounds feel welcomed and accepted.

    I have taken this opportunity to let you know a little about myself and to invite you to contact me if I may be of any assistance to you with regard to your child. Please feel free to contact me by phone at school or via email at mesidowi@orange.k12.nj.us. I will return your call at the earliest possible time.

    I look forward to continued success and new discoveries with an amazing new paraprofessional partner Mrs. Jackson at OECC.