About Me:   My hobbies include traveling, scrap booking, collecting unique teapots, reading, baking, and crafts such as crocheting, knitting, and sewing


Montclair State University, B.A. English – Magna Cum Laude

Honors and Awards: 

  • Nominated for Thomas Flagg Excellence in Student Teaching Award – 1993
  • Nominated for Chevy Malibu Classic Excellence in Teaching Award – 2000
  • Nominated for Educator of the Year Award – 2005
  • Recipient of Most Influential Teacher Award – 2008

Memorable Teaching Moment: Organizing and participating in a fund raising walk with my sixth grade class to raise funds to build a school in a rural area of China.

Favorite Quote:

“Through hard work, perseverance, and faith in God, you can live your dreams.” –  Benjamin Carson

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Joyce Baio – 4th Grade Teacher