Hi! I'm Mrs. Brown. I originally started teaching at Defino in 1997 after receiving my Masters Degree in Elementary Education at Georgian Court College. I took a leave of absence in November of 2006 to raise my three children. I returned in 2013 full-time.
First grade brings many new challenges and opportunities. This is a year of important transitions, as well as one in which acquisition of new skills is accelerated. It is important to remember that we will build on small successes. Each child will progress at his/her own rate, acquiring skills as he/she is developmentally ready. Maintaining each child's self esteem and building a secure and successful foundation for future growth will always remain a priority in first grade.
I hope to make each child's learning experience a fun and exciting one that will last throughout their years of school. I am looking forward to beginning a new school year and helping each of my students achieve their full potential.
A good parent teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school success. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.