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    About Me

    Phone: 201-664-0286 Ext. 6114

    Email: mrosenberg@hillsdaleschools.com

    About Me

     

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    Let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Michael Rosenberg and I am entering my 16th year of teaching Social Studies here at George G. White School. I am married to my lovely wife Ellen.

    We have two children, Anthony, 33 and Dan, 31; three granddaughters, Kayla, 8, 5 year old twins Riley and Gabriella;  and grandsons Connor, 14 and Daniel Jr. who was born in July.

     

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    We have a Jack Russell Terrier named Rosie.

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    I have a BA degree from Ramapo College of NJ in Political Science and I am certified to teach Elementary Education, Middle School Social Studies as well as K-12 Social Studies. I am a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society as well as Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society.  

    I have been on the Fair Lawn Board of Education for the past twelve years, two years as president.
     
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    I am a life member of the Fair Lawn Rescue Squad, serving from 1982-2011. I have held many positions including being a past Captain and past President.

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    I have also been a Boy Scout leader since 1986.  Although I don't work there anymore, many of my past summers have been spent at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco in Hardwick Township, NJ where I had worked as Assistant Camp Director and visit frequently. I have served on the camping committee of the Northern New Jersey Council and have previously held many other positions in Scouting including Scoutmaster. I am also a merit badge counselor.

    I am a member of the Fair Lawn Sunrise Rotary Club and the Fair Lawn CERT team. Other hobbies include meteorology and traveling (especially to historical places in the United States).

    I love Disney and spend many of my vacations at Walt Disney World in Florida. My favorite characters include Mickey Mouse and of course as my students know sometimes Grumpy. The key is knowing which one is in the classroom at the time.  Sometimes they may even seem to change midway through.

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    My fall Sundays are spent watching the New York Jets. I also enjoy watching the New York Yankees

     

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    I love teaching, especially showing how we gained all of the freedoms we have in our great country as well as how to be responsible and participating citizens. My mantra is that the best way to learn about American History is to visit the places where it happened. During the summer of 2015, I attended a seminar at Fort Ticonderoga which taught me and 30 teachers from around the country, facts surrounding that important location as well as Saratoga.  In the summer of 2013, I completed a weeklong look back in time at the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher's Institute. In the summer of 2011, I was chosen to participate in a week long teacher institute at Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.  During the summer 2009, I had the honor of representing the state of New Jersey at the Presidential Academy for American History and Civics where I spent 2 1/2 weeks with one teacher from every state learning how to teach about the Constitution in Philadelphia, the Civil War in Gettysburg, and the Civil Rights Movement in Washington by expert professors.  You can learn more about my experience by reading the article that was in newspaper. 

    I was extremely honored to have been chosen to receive the Governor's Teacher of the Year Award for George White School during the 2009-2010 school year and being chosen teacher of the year again for the 2015-16 school year. In 2015-16, I also was chosen by the Daughters of the American Revolution as their New Jersey state winner of the Outstanding teacher of American History Award.  Thank you Polly Wyckoff-David Demarest Chapter for nominating me.
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