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.