Degrees and Certifications:
Elementary K-8 NJ Teaching Certificate ESL Teaching Certificate B.A. Psychology M.A. English As a Second Language
Mrs. Angela Oliveira Rua
I was born and raised in Newark, NJ. I attended Kean University for my undergraduate and received a B.A. in Psychology. In order to obtain my teaching certificate, I completed an alternate route program, shortly after graduating. I also graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2016 with a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speaking Other Languages (TESOL). I began my teaching career in Newark, where I taught for fourteen years. I have taught primary grades, middle school ELA, and am currently teaching 5-8 SPED ESL here in Perth Amboy. Being raised in a bilingual home, I know what it is like to start school and not understand what the teacher is saying. Students who come to a new country have many obstacles that they have to overcome; language is one of them, being the bridge that helps close that gap is truly rewarding.