Mrs. Teja's 1st Grade

Welcome to 1st Grade!

Santa Letters 2016

Polar Express Day

Dia de los muertos Mask Activity
Grades 1 and 8
Halloween, 2016

"God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can, and wisdom to know the difference."

My Biography 

Education:  I attended Saint Rose of Lima Elementary School, Alfred G. Berner High School, Dowling College, and Adelphi University.  I hold permanent NYS certifications in Spanish 7-12 and N-6.  I am also certified in Wilson's Fundations. 

Experience:  I began my teaching career as a substitute teacher in the Massapequa School District.  From there I went to Hickory Hill Nursery School in Plainview.  Prior to teaching at Maria Regina, I taught at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Cambria Heights, Queens.  I have been teaching for thirty-nine years.  This is my 31st year at Maria Regina Elementary School.  I have taught the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist and the May Crowning for twenty-five years.  I have been truly blessed!  I have made history for our Maria Regina School.

Personal:  I have been married to my husband for thirty-nine years.  I have two wonderful daughters who followed in their mother's footsteps and became educators as well.  I enjoy interior design, crocheting, cooking, and being with my granddaughters.

My daughter, Patricia and her husband Brian are proud parents.  Their daughter, Daniella Ann will be 6 years old on November 4th.  Wow!   My second granddaughter, Julianna Nicoletta will be 4 on March 27th.  My husband and I are overjoyed.  
My daughter, Theresa, a graduate from Maria Regina School is going into her eleventh year of teaching.  She is an alumni!  What a wonderful feeling it is to teach in the same school!