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This is my 26th year teaching at Defino Central. I graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Education. I have a Master of Arts in Psychology and am certified in elementary education and student personnel services (guidance).



This is my 25th year teaching and my 20th year at Defino Central.  I graduated from Georgian Court University with a Bachelor of Science in Education.  I am certified in Elementary Education and Special Education.




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In MATH we will be working on multiplication.

Please continue to review basic facts daily.


In LITERACY we are reading lots of exciting stories and learning how to answer questions citing evidence. 


In WRITTEN EXPRESSION we are working on narratives.


We are learning about maps in SOCIAL STUDIES.