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Mrs. Teri Cioffi » Meet Mrs. Cioffi

Meet Mrs. Cioffi

Literacy Coach/Reading Specialist 
Defino Central Elementary School
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  I am excited to be returning to Defino Central as your Literacy Coach/Reading Specialist.  I began my career teaching in Keansburg, NJ and my first year mentor was a Reading Specialist.  She sparked a passion in me that has only grown throughout my years of teaching.  I learned many strategies from her in order to support struggling readers; however, I needed to know more!  I attended New Jersey City University and obtained a Masters Degree in Reading with a Reading Specialist Certification, as well as a Supervisor Certification.  Upon graduation, the Literacy Department Head at NJCU asked me to return in the fall as an Adjunct Professor.  I am currently attending the NJEXCEL program in order to get my principal certification.  I enjoy teaching both children and adults and look forward to supporting the Defino Community for my fourth year.  
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.