Mrs. DiPrinzio

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Mrs. DiPrinzio
BSI

Phone: 856-931-6272

Hello and welcome to the 2020-21 school year!

I am looking forward to another fantastic year of teaching and learning at Bellmawr Park School. Although I'm currently a Basic Skills teacher, I had an exciting career as a Registered Nurse for many years. After having three sons, I returned to Rowan University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education and completed my Master's degree to become a Reading Specialist at Fairleigh Dickinson University. I've been a teacher for over 17 years, having also taught in grades 8, 7 , and 4 (in that order). 

I enjoy meeting and working with children in small guided reading groups  that allow me to coach students and improve their English Language Arts skills. Leveled Literacy is the mainstay of guided reading, but some groups utilize other books and reading resources. We also work on writing responses to our reading, as well as Phonics and Word Study. I will also be supporting students with Math, so I;ll use my experince as a 4th-grade Math tecaher and I've been learning lots of new math strategies! My goal is to work with Bellmawr Park’s outstanding homeroom teachers and provide extra support to help students achieve success in education.

I 'm also a Case Manager for I&RS, Intervention & Referral Services. In this capacity, I meet and collaborate with teachers and families to promote the academic, emotional, and social well-being of students.
 

A little bit about my family & interests:

    I have three grown sons and a daughter-in-law. They are all happily pursuing their careers and life goals in New York City, Denver (Colorado), and Connecticut. When our children return home, we enjoy cooking together or family “movie nights.” The highlight of each year is a summer, family reunion at the Jersey shore, but our best vacation was to Williamsport, PA in 2002. John was eleven years old when his essay won me the “Little League Mother-of-the-Year” award— and a trip to the Little League World Series! Can you imagine a full week of free concession stand food? (The boys loved it, but it was a while before I ate any French fries again!)  My husband still keeps ESPN on TV most days in our household, but we also enjoy reading, gardening, writing, and renovating our home. I've also raised Monarch butterflies; if your children attended Bellmawr Summer Camp, they probably saw the eggs, pupa, and adult butterflies there! Although nursing was a fulfilling career, I now love teaching (and learning) with my students. It is so rewarding watching students grow, both academically and personally. Thank you for the opportunity of working with your children!