Samuel E. Shull School
    380 Hall Avenue
             Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
    Grade 5, Language Arts & Social Studies 

    Email:  lisanogueira@paps.net


    *Co-teacher: Mr. Donald Reid 

    Email:   donareid@paps.net 


    *Guidance Counselor: 

    Ms. Amanda Volturo ~ 5th Grade Guidance Counselor

    amanvolturo@paps.net   (732) 376-6060 x26-420

     *Available by Appointment Only



    • Master's Degree in Elementary Education, Jersey City University
    • Bachelor's Degree in English, Rutgers University
    • Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts, Brookdale Community College 

     Teaching Philosophy 

    "Teaching is the greatest act of optimism," Colleen Wilcox once said. All students are capable of learning, but it requires active participation. Students must be more than just present and participate in their learning. Students, parents/guardians and teachers all have equal parts in the learning equation. I support students' academic, social and emotional growth, building on their strengths to achieve more. My students thrive in an engaging student-centered work environment where everyone is respected, supported and challenged. 

    Mutual respect is paramount in our classroom, where ALL students contribute to a welcoming, safe work environment where  diversity is celebrated. Developing good work ethics and setting priorities are necessary goals for our students to be successful today as well as in the future. We are building a foundation from which all things will come. Keeping a positive attitude by shifting our mindset can make all the difference when faced with life's challenges. Remember, "If you believe you can, you will!"


    Favorite Educational Quotes

    "When you change, your world changes."

    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." ~Mark Twain  

    "If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you, but if you are determined to learn, no one can stop you!" ~Zig Ziglar
    "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." ~Aristotle
    "Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude." ~Zig Ziglar

    "We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and NOT finding it

                                       than we do from learning the answer itself." ~Lloyd Alexander

    "The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don't tell you what to see."

                                                                                                              ~Alexander K. Trenfor 

    "Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them." ~ Lady Bird Johnson







Learning is fun!