Welcome to Mrs. DeMaria's Kindergarten!
Phone: (973) 331-7100 ext.1400
I knew from the time that I was little that I wanted to be a teacher. This love continued as I entered high school and took an early childhood development class in which we assisted in instructing pre-school children. This course confirmed for me that I did want to pursue a teaching career. I was off to Trenton State College, now known as The College of New Jersey, to begin my training to become a teacher. I graduated from TCNJ with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in English. I began my teaching career in September 1996 at Valley View School as a fourth grade teacher. The next year I moved down to kindergarten, my love, and have been there ever since. In my second year of teaching, I began taking courses towards my Masters degree in Education. I attended Rutgers Graduate School of Education for six years part time to obtain my Masters in Education with a certification as a Reading Specialist. I use all of the literacy knowledge that I learned while at Rutgers in my classroom every day.