Welcome to Mrs. Barlow's "All-Star" Page! My name is Diane Barlow and I have been working at Mendham Township Elementary School for 26 years as a 4th grade teacher. I earned my masters' degree in May 2012 from Centenary College. My masters' program focused on educating me on the many ways to best meet the needs of the students in today's 21st century classroom using best practices. Meeting the children's needs is very important to me as an educator.
I am a very involved and active staff member at MTES as I volunteer my time on multiple committees. I feel that Mendham has given me such a fulfilling and enriching experience over the course of my career, that I want to give back what I can to the school system. I am very lucky to be working with such wonderful and supportive families as well as staff members. The sense of community that has been established at MTES, along with the amazing children, are just some of the many reasons I love coming to work each and every day!
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; Minor in Psychology; Masters of Education in Educational Practice
Welcome to Ms. Lombardo's Owl Class! I am looking forward to providing your child with an exciting, challenging, and memorable school year. I am very grateful to be a member of the fourth grade team. Your child will have many opportunities to shine as a fourth grader.
Just some quick facts about me. I am currently working on my Mindful Based Stress Reduction Certification with Brown University. I completed my Teacher of Students with Disabilities from Rutgers University in 2017. I earned my Teacher's Certification (K-6) from the College of St. Elizabeth's in 2011. Prior to receiving my teacher's certification, I attained an Undergraduate and Graduate degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Community and Social Psychology.
As a class, we will strive to form a cohesive sense of community within the classroom. It is very important for me as a teacher and parent to encourage children to form a love for learning. My wish is that each child looks forward to attending school every day.
I live in Mendham with my three children Hope, Alex, and Siena, and Bill our Scotti Apso. I can always be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 543-7107.
Best wishes for a wonderful school year,
Degrees and Certifications: BA/MA Social & Community Psychology; K-6 Teacher's Certification; Teacher of Students with Disability Certification
Hello and welcome to 4th grade! My name is Theresa McNamara. This is my 17th year teaching, and fourteen of those years have been right here at MTES! I realized when I was in high school that I wanted to be a teacher. At the time I was very involved in competitive Irish Dance and was often called upon to teach younger students at my dance school. I enjoyed the opportunity to help and see younger dance students improve their skills and gain confidence. I feel lucky that I learned at an early age what my passion would be as an adult. I graduated from Rutgers University with a Masters degree in Elementary Education. Since graduating I have always taught students in 4th and 5th grades, so I am well versed in preparing students for middle school and the world beyond.
I live in Montville, NJ with my husband, two sons (ages six and seven), and our dog, Lakota. We love spending time playing outdoors! Naturally, our two boys keep us quite busy and there is a lot of laughter in our house.
I enjoy teaching all subjects, but I particularly love history and I hope to instill that in my students. I think it is so wonderful that we live in an area that is rich with historical significance and I enjoy traveling to museums, monuments, battlefields, etc, to learn more about the past. I bring my new knowledge back to the classroom to share with my students and encourage them to visit historical places with their families as well!
I am also obsessed with all things Harry Potter and my classroom is designed to reflect this!
I am looking forward to an exciting year! 4th grade is filled with amazing experiences and opportunities. Your last year at MTES will be a wonderful one!