Mrs. DiPrinzio

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Mrs. DiPrinzio
BSI

Phone: 856-931-6272

Hello and welcome to the 2019-20 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
first 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 completed my Master's degree to become a Reading Specialist at Fairleigh Dickinson University. I've been a teacher for over 16 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. 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. This year, I also provided extra support for 1st-, 2nd-, & 3rd-grade Fundations. My goal is to work with Bellmawr Park’s outstanding homeroom teachers and provide 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 30 years old, a chief surgical resident in a New York City hospital. John (28) graduated from St. Joseph's University and works in finance; he moved to Colorado and took me hiking in the Rocky Mountains when I visited! Drew (24) graduated from Georgetown University, spent a year in India doing research, and is employed in Washington, D.C. in the field of Finance. It's exciting to see them embark on interesting life journeys!

    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 have 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 care
er, 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!