Degrees and Certifications:
BS Elementary Education, Houghton College M.Ed Elementary Education, Lehigh University NJ State Certified Teacher
Mrs. Joyce Dlugose
I am Joyce Dlugose and I am so excited that you are visiting our classroom webpage! I am looking forward to you or your child being able to use this space to enrich the second grade learning experience!
I have been teaching 2nd grade at Holland Township School for 15 years! I absolutely love second grade and all the fun and joy that comes with teaching these amazing little people. I am a proud wife to my husband Dave and mother to my three children: Adam, age 23, Paige, age 20, and Jacob, age 16. Each one of my three kids and unqiue and different and I love that. I love spending time with my family and friends. My hobbies include reading, swimming, watching movies, and photography. Here are some more fun facts about me:
*I was born and raised in New York City.
*When I was growing up, I wanted to be a marine biologist and sell Avon.
*I have one brother and he is a talented musician.
*I am passionate about photography - I use photography often in my classroom!
*My favorite food is buffalo wings!
*I work at a summer camp every summer - I believe a camp can make a huge difference in a child's life!
*My classroom is a camping theme and I LOVE the creativty it takes to build a classroom that engaging for students!
*I have a big fear of something...but I only tell my students so stay tuned!
My Teaching Philosophy:
1. I believe kids learn best in a structured and consistent environment where they know what to expect. I also believe that fun and learning go hand in hand. My classroom follows a "growth mindset" philosophy that we never say "I can't"; we say "I can't do it YET." The power of YET is where growth begins.
2. Communication between parents, teacher, and students is critical. I will always share celebrations, as well as struggles. The struggle IS the growth and it takes parents, student, and teacher to encourage and believe in working hard to achieve. We will all work together and celebrate together to maximize learning opportunities!
3. Kindness and respect are the cornerstone of my classroom. Expecting and encouraging a family atmosphere in my classroom is paramount for me: students can not learn if they don't feel valued and comfortable. When problems occur, we work together to get through them and then move on. Encouraging each other is regular, daily practice in my classroom.
Thank you again for visiting my webpage. I am always available for questions, concerns, or feedback any time at firstname.lastname@example.org