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About Me

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    My Background & Philosophy of Teaching:

    Hello!  My name is Andrea Napolitano and I am a 5th Grade Math Teacher at Rosa Parks Community School.  This is my second year at Rosa Parks and I am so proud to teach at this excellent school alongside my new colleagues.  My philosophy of teaching has remained consistent since I first began studying education.  I believe that all children have the ability to learn and that it is my job, as their teacher, to instill a lifelong passion for education.  

    Before coming to Rosa Parks, I taught Pre-Algebra (8th grade) in Paterson, NJ.  As much as I loved my 8th graders, I am very happy to be back in an elementary classroom. 

    My Education: 

    I studied Leisure Service Management at the University of Florida.  After graduation, I worked in hotel management, sales, and convention & meeting planning.  After a few years in the hotel field, I returend to college to get my Masters Degree in Elementary Education. After earning my Masters Degree, I continued to take advanced courses in mathematics at Thomas Education State University in order to be able to apply for certification in Mathematics.

    I love school, so I'll likely head back in the future for advanced certfication!

    Certifications:

    I am certified by the state of NJ to teach K-6 Elementary Education and Middle School Math.