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jalfone@bedminsterschool.org

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Animals, movies, yoga, puzzles and eating delicious food!

Favorite Color

Green

Lucky Number

5

Education

Centenary University, Hackettstown, NJ

B.A. in History, 3.898 GPA, May 2011

Certificates: Teacher of Students with Disabilities, Elementary Education, and Middle School Social Studies

Awards/Recognition: Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Certificate of Merit in Educational Studies and Certificate of Merit in History. 

 

Past Experience 

1 year Special Education Teacher, 4th grade inclusion classroom

1 year Special Education Teacher, 7th/8th grade resource classrooms

1 year Learning Specialist, Livingston Education Center

1 year Special Education High School ELA Teacher,

3 years Special Education Middle School Content Area Teacher

4 years Special Education High School Life Skills Teacher

 

Philosophy 

Teaching in special education for 11 years, I have discovered how to adapt to and manage adversity, work on multiple teams, and differentiate instruction, tailoring lessons to all learning styles.  Throughout my career, I have found that to be an outstanding educator you must be a lifelong learner who welcomes feedback from colleagues and supervisors to enhance your qualifications.  Furthermore, I have been a leader for elementary as well as middle school and high school teams helping to design and implement curriculum.  This experience has given me the opportunity to work closely with teachers, administration, recreational, speech, occupational and physical therapists.  Lastly, to be an outstanding educator it is vital to have a solid and open line of communication with parents and supplemental instructors such as a student’s speech therapist or one-to-one aide.  I value a team approach when it comes to learning my students and educating them throughout the year.

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