Welcome to Diane Oberlin's page
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Phone: William Mason School main office:973-331-7100
I am happy to be starting my 23rd year at William Mason School. Montville is a part of me! I grew up in Towaco and attended Cedar Hill School, Central School, (Lazar) and Montville High School. I worked several summers at Montville's Recreation Camp, became a substitute teacher, classroom aide and finally a Kindergarten Teacher! I taught Kindergarten for nine years and loved watching my students grow through their years at William Mason. (It is funny now running into college students I remember as five year olds!)
After finishing my Master's Degree in Special Education, I changed my position from Kindergarten Teacher to Resource Room/Inclusion Teacher. I did this for 8 years. I was a co-teacher half day with Mrs. Williams (Grade 2) and half day with Mrs. Shell (Grade 1). I also taught Resource Room for various grade levels. I loved working with my colleagues and combining our ideas and teaching strategies together!
I am a kindergarten teacher at heart! Although times have changed, the love of learning from a five year old has not. They are little sponges that absorb everything new with enthusiasm! I am so happy to be teaching Kindergarten again! (My 16th year in Kindergarten at Mason). I am looking forward to an exciting school year with your children!
My family consists of my husband, Allen, and twin daughters, Olivia and Ava. We also have a dog! His name is Carmel and he is 4 years old! He is a Cockalier which is a mix of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Cocker Spaniel. He is so cute!
I can't believe my girls are already fourteen years old and going into High School! They love to hear about the Kindergarten kids and all the fun we have in class. I am lucky to have such great girls and I am so proud of them!