Meet Mrs. Patel!
I have been working in the Voorhees Township School District for over 10 years. I have spent many of my most recent years teaching first grade at Signal Hill. I am incredibly excited to return to teaching Basic Skills at Signal Hill and work with our students.
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 go swimming. Niam is going into 4th grade, Elleena will be in 2nd grade, and Kaia will be in Pre-K. We are VERY busy!
I absolutely LOVE Disney. I am very excited to be visiting Disney World later this year. My favorite ride is Toy Story Mania. Niam and I like to compete to see who gets more points. I also love to read. Harry Potter is my favorite series to read. I like the books even more than the movies!
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.