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Mrs. Marisol Leal

I have been teaching in Hillsdale since 2015 and am very pleased to be part of the "Hillsdale Family". My teaching career started 15 years ago and I enjoy teaching students all about the English language and the diverse cultures that make up our community! I spent the first 11 years teaching ESL and Basic Skills in one of the largest urban districts in New Jersey where I taught in 1st - 6th grades. 

I am a graduate of New Jersey City University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and Accounting and a Master's degree in Multicultural/Bilingual Education. I also have also completed post-graduate courses in curriculum and administration at Fairleigh Dickinson University and am currently pursuing an additional certification in Special Education.  My New Jersey State teaching certificates include: ESL (English as a Second Language), Elementary Education-Grades Preschool-3, and Supervisor.

Prior to entering Education, I gained years of experience in the business world as a medical office manager and accountant for a pharmaceutical marketing company. I reside in a neighboring town with my husband Luis, our son Sebastian, and our dog Zelda.