Elementary School Students
Hello, my name is Deborah DePalma. I have been working in the Education systems for over twenty years. It ranges from working in a daycare, being a paraprofessional, tutoring, substitute/long-
term substitute, and elementary/special education teacher. This allowed me to raise my three children. Currently, I am working as a third grade teacher in a co-teach classroom in New Jersey. I am certified in Wilson Reading System and trained in CDE: approved English Learners Professional Development Pathway. I have taught Fundations in the classroom, but my focus is on WRS. Since I am in a co-teacher classroom, I teach all subjects to the general education students as well as students with Learning Disabilities.
I love teaching in any capacity. Teaching allows me to help students grow and give them the confidence to be successful in their learning. I have learned to be patient, open minded, and get creative in a child’s learning. My goal is to always find ways to help students reach their potential.
In my spare time I love to read, hike, or volunteer at the animal shelter. The shelter is where I got the coolest cat ever, I named her Katerina, Kat for short.