Welcome to Mrs. Barlow's "All-Star" Page! My name is Diane Barlow and 2023-2024 will be my 30th year that I have been working at Mendham Township Elementary School as a 4th grade teacher.
I am a very involved and active staff member at MTES as I volunteer my time on multiple committees, one being the Science Expo. 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!
I earned my masters' degree from Centenary University. 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'm looking forward to an amazing year ahead!
Welcome to 4th Grade! My name is Kellie De Gise. The 2022-2023 school year marks my 16th year teaching. I have taught 3rd and 4th grade while employed in Mendham.
From the very beginning of my career at MTES, everyone in the community has been very welcoming and supportive; which helps me love my job. I strive to make learning fun and engaging for all learners and look forward to a great year ahead!
Hello Mendham Families! My name is Maria Messina and this will be my first year teaching in Mendham. I am beyond excited to get to know the students, staff, and parents that everyone raves about!
I graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Inclusive Elementary Education which gave me my Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification at the same time as my K-6 General Education degree. This degree helped me find my passion of special education and showed me how important it is to find the least restrictive environment for every student.
I can’t wait to watch the students grow this year and I feel so lucky to be a part of their journey!
BA Inclusive Elementary Education- Rowan University
Welcome to 4th Grade! My name is Hannah Dunlevy. The 2022-2023 school year marks my 3rd year teaching. I have taught 3rd grade and this will be my second year teaching 4th grade. I’m very excited to continue my journey at MTES with all the amazing staff, students, and families! I’m an alumnus of MTES and couldn’t be happier to return for another year!
Fourth grade is a very important year of learning new topics and being independent thinkers, readers and writers! My teaching philosophy is to instill a love of learning into your children, providing them with fun and creative experiences every day. I am very excited to meet my new group of 4th-graders! I will make sure to make this a FUN last year for all of your children!
Masters in Teaching Elementary Education - Quinnipiac University - Hamden, CT
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: email@example.com 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
Welcome to 4th grade! I have taught 3rd and 4th grades here at MTES. I have also taught special education as a co-teacher and as a resource room teacher.
My students will tell you, one of my favorite words is responsibility. Adding individual, community, and academic responsibilities help them to actively participate in the decision making of their education.
I believe a child should come to school excited everyday to learn something new. I try my very best to ensure that all students are met on their individual levels, so that they feel safe and secure in a happy environment. Work hard and play hard is our class motto!
I can't wait to see what the 2023-2024 school year holds in store for us!
B.A. Bradley University, International Relations Minor in Spanish
M.S. Saint Joseph's University, Educational Technology and Instructional Design
M.Ed. Georgian Court University, Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach - confer date 2024
K-5 Elementary Education
Grades 5-8 Middle School Language Arts Certification