Welcome to the first grade "Sunshine Class!" My name is Brianna Boland and I am excited for a fun-filled year ahead! I started teaching in 2010 as a Kindergarten teacher and now I've fallen in love with first grade! Each year I meet such kind, energetic, creative, and lovable children. I enjoy watching them grow and learn throughout the year. It is amazing to see their transformation from September to June!
I graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education. I couldn’t WAIT to start teaching the following September and jumped right in! Four years later, I decided it was time to begin my Master’s degree in Reading at Montclair State University. I graduated in 2018, while teaching first grade, and I am always applying what I've learned with my current students. When I am not teaching or planning for our awesome first grade class, I enjoy reading, baking, concerts, traveling, relaxing on the beach, hiking, and spending time with my family and friends. We are going to have a wonderful year in first grade!
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Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Elementary and Special Education
East Stroudsburg University
Montclair State University
Teacher of Students with Disabilities
My name is Jeanne Brown and I have been an Early Childhood Educator for nearly 30 years...Wow! That's a long time. I began my career teaching in New York City.Throughout my many years of teaching, I have had the pleasure of teaching many children in various grades, they include Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade. My professional experiences also include teaching in Project Read and the Gifted and Talented Program for First Graders (lead teacher). I have taught in the Mendham Township School District for 15 years and am super excited to share this year with you. I live in Chester with my husband and amazing son, who is a graduate of the West Morris Mendham School District. Get ready for a fun filled year!
Degrees and Certifications:
30 Credits above M.A.
Master of Science in Elementary Education
Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education
New Jersey Teacher Certificate (Pre-school through Grade 3)
New York State Certificate (Nursery - 6th inclusive)
New York City Early Childhood License
New York City Common Branches License (grades 1-6)
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 at MTES. My husband and I believe so strongly in the Mendham Township School District that we made the decision to move 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. We love to play games, attend sporting events, read, dance, take walks, and get together with friends. Our summers, weekends, and days off from school are always action-packed!
Each September, I look forward to meeting a new class of eager learners. I hope to someday meet and work with your child in the Fantastic Frog Class.