Ms. Steets's Biography
This is my 26th year teaching, and my 24th year at Defino! I graduated from Monmouth University, Summa Cum Laude as the highest ranking degree recipent in Education. I also received my Master's Degree from Monmouth University as well. I currently hold certifications in Elementary Education, K-8, Special Education K-12, and School Counseling. I have experience teaching grades 1,3, and 4.
I am very fortunate to have Mrs. Baker as my co-teacher for ELA again this year (for my Block 2 class). Together, we work collaboratively as a team to make sure that needs of all of students are met.
In Marlboro, I have truly loved teaching 3 and 4th grades! They are wonderful years in which the children learn and grow!
In my time outside of school, I enjoy traveling to new and exciting places around the world. Learning about cultures, traditions, and the history of other countries is a gift. These experiences carry over and are shared with the children in the classroom, which helps bring learning "alive." In addition, I love spending time with my amazing family, friends, and playing with my little pomeranians, Foxy and Tommy. We love going for walks together, especially down by the beach, which is our special place together!
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about me :)
Mrs. Baker's Biography
This is my eighteenth year teaching and seventeeth year in the Marlboro Township School District. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and a Special Education Teaching Certification from Georgian Court University.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my husband and two children, reading mystery books, spending time with friends and family, playing with my puppy, and swimming in my pool.
It is with great pleasure that I will be teaching fourth grade again this year with Ms. Steets (for ELA) and Mrs. Montalbano (HR/Social Studies and Science). Together we will make sure that your child receives the best education possible! :)
Parents: We feel that keeping the line of communication open is very important. We hope to work together as team in order to ensure a positive year for the childrem :)
If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org . This is the most efficient way to reach us as we check email several times during the day. We will get back to you as quickly as possible. You can also call the school office at (732) 972-2099 if an emergency.