Grade 4

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Mrs. Diane Barlow

About the Teacher


Welcome to Mrs. Barlow's "All-Star" Page! My name is Diane Barlow and I have been working at Mendham Township Elementary School for 23 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

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Mrs. Theresa McNamara

Mrs. Theresa McNamara

About the Teacher

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Hello and welcome to 4th grade! My name is Theresa McNamara. This is my 15th year teaching, and twelve 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 five and four), and our dog, Lakota. We love spending time playing outdoors! Naturally, our two little 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 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!

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Mrs. Kellie DeGise

Mrs. Kellie DeGise

About the Teacher

About Me

I couldn’t be happier to return to MTES for my 11th year of teaching. I started out teaching in the Bronx, but the past three years have been spent in my new home Mendham. I began this journey in third grade and moved to fourth grade the following year. For the 2017-2018 school year, I’m excited to stay in fourth grade and begin planting my roots into the fourth grade wing. As leaders of the school, I expect all my future superheroes to set great examples and be exceptional leaders to the younger students. I hope to instill my love of learning to all the children and look forward to a great year of adventures!


I currently live in West Milford with my husband Dave and two beautiful children, Anthony and Alyssa. They are twins and share an inseparable bond. I enjoy spending time with my family, taking walks, playing basketball and scrapbooking. I am always on the move with Anthony and Alyssa. We love to take the kids on adventures to the park, farm, lake, pool, etc.

Please click on the following link to be directed to our class website!

http://mendhamtwp.oncoursesystems.com/websites/13142806


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Education
Masters in Special Education

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Mrs. Lisa Tiboni

Mrs. Lisa Tiboni

About the Teacher

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Welcome to Mrs. Tiboni's Owl Class!!! I am looking forward to providing your child with an exciting, challenging, and memorable school year. This will be my seventh year in the Mendham Township School District. I am very grateful to be a member of the fourth grade team again this year.

In 2011, I earned my teacher's certification (K-6) from the College of St. Elizabeth's. Prior to receiving my teacher's certification, I attained an Undergraduate and Graduate degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Community and Social Psychology. I enjoy bringing my social psychology background to the classroom. In the summer of 2017, I completed my Teacher of Students with Disability certification from Rutgers University.

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 each day.

I live in Mendham with my husband Steve, my three children Hope, Alex, and Siena, and Bill our Scotti Apso. I can always be reached via email: ltiboni@mendhamtwp.org or (973) 543-7107.

Best wishes for a wonderful 2018- 2019 school year,

Mrs. Tiboni

Degrees and Certifications:

 

BA/MA Social & Community Psychology; K-6 Teacher's Certification; Teacher of Students with Disability Certification

 

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