Welcome to Mrs. Medina's 8th Grade Math Classroom

Phone: 732-376-6060 Ext. 333


Degrees and Certifications:

Kean University: BA Bilingual Elementary Education (k-6) Middle School Math (6-8)

Mrs. Vanessa Medina

Hello, and welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! My name is Vanessa Medina, and this is my second year teaching here at Shull School. Last year I taught 6th grade mathematics, and this year I'm excited about teaching 8th grade mathematics. In 2022, I graduated from Kean University with my BA in Bilingual Elementary Education K-6 and middle school math endorsement 6-8. 

I am a Perth Amboy resident who was raised here, and actually went through the Perth Amboy school system from pre-school all the way up to High School. I graduated from Perth Amboy in 2016, and the minute I went off to college I knew I wanted to give back to my community. I honestly had amazing teachers here in this city growing up who inspired me to become a teacher myself. My reason for coming back home to teach is simply for one reason: I want to truly inspire students to reach for the stars. They have dreams greater than one could ever imagine, and as a teacher, if I could help them feel confident enough to take that first step ... then that's all that truly matters. 

Growing up, my mother always told me "Siempre te apoyare pase lo que pase (I'll always support you no matter what)." As I get to know your child, I'll make sure to support them in my classroom as much as I can to gain that confidence! I look forward to an exciting new school year! If you wish to communicate with me at any time, please feel free to do so via email at vanemedina@paps.net