Phone: 973 677 4124


Degrees and Certifications:

*Master of Science Degree in Special Education *Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education ___________________________________________ *State of New Jersey: Permanent Certification as a Teacher of the Handicapped *New York State: Permanent Certification as a Special Education Teacher *New York City: Permanent License as a Special Education Teacher New York State Permanent Certification as a Physical Education Teacher

Ms. Maria Versella

 Dear Parents, Guardians and Students:

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Park Avenue School. My name is Maria Versella.  I am the In Class Support teacher for English Language Arts for grades 4-6. 

I am thrilled that we are back for fulltime, in person learning!  I am entering my 31st year teaching, yet every new school year is still exciting for me. I look forward to getting to know each and every student and their families and inspiring your child to love learning. Children are sometmes afraid to show us what they don't understand. However, I believe that succesful learning means saying "I don't understand". I am committed to making sure that your child feels understood and comfortable asking for help. We are all lifelong learners! 

 Please review the following list of Student Responsibilities with your child

  *Be on time for school.

 *Be prepared every day. This means that you should ALWAYS be in your uniform, have: your Chromebook charged, pencils/ pens, paper, workbooks, folders, textbooks, etc.

*Cooperate and respect all adults and fellow schoolmates.

*Eat breakfast and get a good night's rest. 

*Check your Google Classroom on a daily basis.

*Cell phones are to be off and in your backpack.

 Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me through the following channels:

*Email:  verselma@orange.k12.nj.us 

*Class Dojo accounts of the teachers I work with

*Call the school and leave a message for me. (973) 677-4124

Thank you,

Maria Versella