• Tara van den Akker- 8th Grade ELA


     Teacher Corner



    About Mrs. van den Akker:


     Greetings, and welcome to my page. The 2022-23 school year will be my 20th in the classroom. I have my degree in Psychology from Montclair State University and my teacher certification through a post-graduate program at Georgian Court University. My Student teaching experience was a 5th grade inclusion classroom. This year I have had the unique opportunity to work with both our beloved Kindergarten students and now exploring 8th grade ela. My previous experience includes 12 years total in the 2nd grade, I also have taught 3rd grade for 7 years. I was named Richardson School Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year. I love integrating technology into the learning experience in meaningful ways.

    As you know, Covid-19 is still making decisions and long term plans unpredictable. I will always do my best to keep you up to date with as much notice as possible. Please do not hesitate to come to me with questions or comments. We will learn and grow together!

    These pages are constantly updating and changing, so please browse around for the latest information and tidbits. Never hesitate to contact me with questions, comments, and concerns.



    Be sure to check out my other pages for class news, work, and other updates! If you need to contact me for any reason, my email is taravandenakker@paps.net .