George Lucas Educational Foundation

Danielle Orfanidis

I have spent the last 13 years teaching Kindegarten at the Jersey Shore. My love for literacy is evident in my commitment to balanced literacy, Readers Workshop / Writers Workshop and Wilson Language. I look for every opportunity I can to infuse technology, STEM and 21st century learning into my kindergarten classroom. Serving as one of our school's PLC team leaders, I believe in shared visions and goal setting within a school community to enhance student learning and success.

Outside of the classroom, I serve as a coach for our school's Girls on The Run program and work part time for Easter Seals of NJ .

In 2013 I was awarded the "Outstanding Cooperating Teacher " award from Monmouth University . I recently graduated with an MEd in Educational Leadership and am an aspiring school leader!

Areas of Interest: 
Early literacy , GAFE, STEAM, Educational Leadership ,
Educational Technology, Growth Mindset

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