"The Schoenly faculty is very proud of the positive and nurturing culture that we have fostered. We are passionate about teaching all facets of the curriculum. We believe that an important component of academic education is the social development of our students. We take great pride in our character education program which promotes the Six Pillars of Character. Character education has been successfully implemented via thoughtfully designed lessons, teachable moments, literacy, monthly themes, assemblies, and service based projects. Good citizenship is recognized and celebrated through monthly recognition programs."
Nancy Torchiano, Principal
I have nine years of teaching experience, all with the Spotswood School District. Throughout the years, I have taught first grade and the Integrated Preschool Class. In 2002, I graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, and an area of concentration in Reading. I recently completed the teachers of Special Education Endorsement Program through Rutgers University. I currently hold certifications in Preschool through Grade 3, Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-5 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities. I believe teaching isn't a job; it’s a mission. With the right guidance and strategies, all children can learn and succeed. I invite and encourage families to be a part of the learning experience! Get ready for meaningful activities, experiences and fun!
Throughout my 9 years in the Spotswood School District, I have taught Kindergarten and I currently teach Integrated Preschool. In 2007, I graduated from Cabrini College in Radnor, PA with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education, with a focus in English as a Second Language. I recently completed the teachers of Special Education Endorsement Program through Rutgers University. I currently hold certifications in Preschool through Grade 3, Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-5 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities. I believe that even at an early age we are setting the tone for our students to become lifelong learners. With a strong connection between school and home we can set that tone together. Preschool is a wonderful balance between imagination, academics, and fun!
I began my career with the Spotswood CARES program in 1995 working as the head teacher for both Applybey and Schoenly schools. I worked as a paraprofessional in Spotswood and in Colts Neck School District. I have seventeen years of teaching experience with the Spotswood School District. Throughout the years, I have taught second through sixth grade self-contained at Appleby School and then transferred to Schoenly School in 2003. I have taught the Preschool Disabled Class, K-1 Resource Room, Applied Behavior Analysis Class and the Integrated Preschool Class.
In 1995, I graduated from Georgian Court University with a Bachelor's of Arts with an area of concentration in Special Education. I completed the Preschool through Grade 3 certification program and obtained my Elementary Education Certification through Monmouth University in 2008. I continued my education with Monmouth University to obtain a Master’s in Education and graduated in 2011.
I currently hold three New Jersey certifications: Preschool through Grade 3, Elementary Education Teacher in Grades K-5 and Teacher of the Handicapped N-12.
Long time educator and physician Maria Montessori says “Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.” Preschool is all about a child’s first learning experience via a child-centered approach. As an early childhood educator, I strive to provide a safe,secure, and exciting learning environment. I want to provide all children with the the potential to grow, develop, and learn. My excitement within the classroom transcends into my teaching and into their learning. I look forward to welcoming you into our school family.
This is my seventh year teaching preschool. I have taught Preschool Integrated and I currently teach Preschool Disabled. I graduated from Cabrini College where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I received my Master’s Degree in Special Education from Rider University. Recently, I completed several English Language Learner courses through The College of New Jersey. I currently hold certifications in Nursery School to Grade 8, Preschool through Grade 3, and Teacher of Students with Disabilities. I believe that teaching is a passion and that we are setting the foundation for students to have a love of learning. When students are taught at their level, engaged, and motivated they will become confident and happy learners who will reach their maximum potential.
I have 16 years in the education field. I teach one of the preschool disabled classes here in Spotswood for the last two years. I graduated from Georgian Court University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Grades K-5 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities. I also hold my Preschool through 3rd certificate. In 2014, I graduated from Georgian Court University with my Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. It is so important for children to start learning and experiencing at a young age, preschool is the best place to start. My favorite quote about teaching is “If they can't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn”― O. Ivar Lovaas