Welcome to the Bee class! My name is Kelly Merlino and I am so excited to work with your child this year! I have taught school for 14 years. I have taught 6th grade,4th grade,3rd grade, kindergarten and now first grade. I taught in NYC and have been teaching at Mendham Township Elementary School since 2018. I continually pursue the advancement of my personal and professional knowledge in the field of education by regularly attending workshops and seminars.
I work very closely with the First Grade team and love sharing and hearing new ideas my team has to share!
My goals for my students is for them to love to learn and to be excited by learning new things while doing so in a positive, happy and nurturing environment.
I live on Lake Mohawk with my three sons . I love to spend time with my family, walking with my dog, cooking, reading and traveling.
Degrees: Bachelor's in Sociology from St. John's University. Master's Degree in Elementary Education from City University of New York.
Welcome to Miss Mastrogiannakos's First Grade Butterfly Class!
My name is Eugenia Mastrogiannakos and I have been teaching at Mendham Township Elementary since 2006. I have taught Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science from Ramapo College of New Jersey, and a Master's Degree in Reading and Literacy Education from Walden University. I am certified to teach K-8 in New Jersey, and I continue to learn best teaching practices by participating in workshops offered at Columbia Teacher's College of New York.
My goal is to provide a safe and nurturing classroom environment in which your child can succeed. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!
I hold a New Jersey Elementary School Teaching Certificate and BA in Psychology from The College of New Jersey. I've also earned a Master's Degree in Elementary Reading and Math. I have been teaching since 2000, and have taught in the Mendham Township School District since the Fall of 2002. Since joining the MTES community, I have taught kindergarten, first, and second grades. I especially love teaching first grade because the students are genuinely excited to come to class each day and are highly motivated to learn. My goal, as your child's educator, is for us to have so much fun in class each day that learning never really feels like work!
On a More Personal Note:
I have three amazing children, all of whom are students here in the Mendham Township School District. My husband and I moved our family here, so that our three kids could reap the benefits of all that the MTSD has to offer. It was one of the best decisions we've ever made, as our children are growing and flourishing under the guidance of MTSD's remarkable staff each and every day.
When I am not at school, I am guaranteed to be spending time with my family, most often cheering my kids on at their sporting events. Our summers, weekends, and days off from school are always action-packed!
Each new school year, I look forward to meeting a class full of eager learners. I hope to someday meet and work with your child in the Fantastic Frog Class.