All About Mrs. Ford
As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a teacher. From a young age, that became my goal. I graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in Elementary Education. Following my graduation, I got my first job as a fourth-grade teacher in Kinnelon. I spent the entire school year there as a maternity leave replacement. As my first year of teaching came to a close, I was fortunate to get a job in Hillsdale. I began my career here as a fifth-grade teacher at George White School. Following that year, I moved to my home at Smith School, where I would teach fourth-grade for seven years. I was thrilled to then become a second-grade teacher. Two years after my move to second grade, I moved again to my new home in the Media Center. I am so excited for this change as I now get to work with all of the awesome children in Smith School.
In 2010, I decided to go back to school. I attended Ramapo College, where I earned my Master’s Degree in Educational Technology. I have always loved technology, and I was eager to learn different ways to incorporate it into my classroom.
My goal as a teacher is to reach every child. Brad Henry once said, “A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” I feel that learning never stops. I want all of my students to enjoy coming into our Media Center where we can create memorable learning experiences together. It is truly amazing to have such an impact on the lives of the children.
I am a life-long Bergen County resident. I currently live in Upper Saddle River with my husband, Tim, and our daughters, Reese and Leah. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family.