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    Meet The Teacher
     
    About Me:
     
              My name is Stephanie V. Ocampo and I was born and raised in the City of Perth Amboy. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education from Kean University, with a second major in Spanish. I possess a NJ State Teacher Certification from P-3 and K-6. I believe a teacher’s passion for teaching is what drives a positive learning environment. My dream is to be able to provide a classroom full of rigor, optimism, and dedication towards every student.  Thankfully, I have had the opportunity to observe and take part in differentiating instruction to accommodate the needs of all students in a classroom while student teaching at James J. Flynn School. My dream was always to become a teacher and to instill in my students a love for learning that will last a lifetime.
     
    My Teaching Philosophy:
     

              “To teach is to touch a life forever.” This quote impacted my life in so many ways the very moment I read it. It is my intuition to be a positive role model for every student in my classroom. I also acknowledge that students are all unique individuals who deserve a teacher who will help them reach their highest potential by providing them with a safe, positive, and stimulating environment for learning. In order to create such an environment, I have learned through my experiences, the Kean Spectrum Model, and research based theories, that I will be each child’s mentor for success. I will acknowledge the diversity in my classroom and provide my students with the adequate resources to make them successful life-long learners and citizens of our society. I will never forget these dear words from a parent, “We hope that our daughter/son will always be in the good graces of bright and engaging educators who will not extinguish her fire for learning but forever fuel the flame.” My aspiration in education is simply that; to forever fuel the flame for learning in a child’s life.

     
    Fun Facts:

    I LOVE Mickey Mouse. :)
    I ENJOY Hispanic, Italian, and Chinese food.
    My FAVORITE color is Blue.
    My FAVORITE sports are cheerleading and football.
    I absolutely LOVE dogs, have three of my own: Toby, Lolita, and Deebo.