Mrs. DiPrinzio

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Mrs. DiPrinzio
BSI

Phone: 856-931-6272

Hello and welcome to the 2016-17 school year!

I am looking forward to another fantastic year of teaching and learning at Bellmawr Park School. Although I currently work as a Basic Skills teacher in kindergarten through fourth grades, 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 “Teacher of Reading” certification. I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree at Fairleigh Dickenson University. I've been a teacher for over 13 years, having also taught in grades 8, 7 , and 4 (in that order). 

I enjoy meeting and working with children in several grade levels. Small guided reading groups allow me to coach students to improve their English Language Arts skills, and students also enjoy using iPads to support their learning. My goal is to work with Bellmawr Park’s outstanding homeroom teachers, providing extra support to help students achieve success in education.

I am 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:

    My husband and I have three sons: Lee is 27 years old and is in his second year of surgical residency in a New York City hospital. John (25) graduated from St. Joseph's University and works in finance; he moved to Colorado recently and took me hiking in the Rocky Mountains when I visited! Drew (21) is a senior at Georgetown University. I miss them but know they are beginning exciting lives on their own.
    When our sons 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 with our three sons enjoying lives on their own, I have a bit more time to read, garden, write, or renovate our home. I also babysit nieces and nephews and enjoy traveling to visit family.
    I also raise Monarch butterflies at the end of each summer and share them with students at the beginning of the school year. 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!