Mrs. Teja's 1st Grade

Welcome to 1st Grade!

"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 forty years.  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 forty 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 7 years old on November 4th.  Wow!   My second granddaughter, Julianna Nicoletta will be 5 on March 27th.  My husband and I are overjoyed.  
My daughter, Theresa, a graduate from Maria Regina School is going into her twelveth year of teaching.  She is an alumni!  What a wonderful feeling it is to teach in the same school with my daughter!