Meet Mrs. Patel!
I have been working in the Voorhees Township School District for over 10 years. I've even had the chance to teach in all 4 of the elementary schools, but have been at Signal Hill since 2012 when I began teaching 1st grade.
I received my Bachelors Degree in Psychology from The College of New Jersey. After finishing my degree, I completed a "year of service" with an AmeriCorps program, City Year, in Philadelphia where I worked in an elementary school in Philadelphia focusing on reading intervention. It was there that I realized how much I LOVED teaching!! I went to Wilmington University and completed my Masters Degree in Special Education. I am dual certified as a regular education and special education teacher. I also completed a Certificate in Reading and Literacy from Walden University.
In my spare time, I like to relax with Mr. Patel and our children Niam, Elleena, and Kaia. We love to garden, do projects around the house, and go spend time at the park or swimming. Niam is going into 3rd grade, Elleena will be in 1st grade, and Kaia is starting Pre-K. We are VERY busy!
I absolutely LOVE Disney. We were able to visit this summer for Disney's 50th Anniversary and it was so fun! I hope you like our Disney themed classroom. I also love to read. Harry Potter is my favorite! Another hobby of mine is cooking. Niam loves to help me cook. His favorite thing to make is mashed potatoes!
I am so excited to be here at Signal Hill. I can't wait for all the fun and learning this year will bring! Thank you for getting to know me.