Marcella holds a Masters in Education from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Biological Evolution, and a Minor in Spanish from Pennsylvania State University. She has taught children in grades K-4 as either a Classroom Teacher or Learning Specialist. Marcella has received hundreds of hours of professional development from prominent institutions such as, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Math in the City, Wilson Reading Program, and the Orton Gillingham Method. Marcella's strengths lie in her ability to connect with her students, plan engaging lessons, combine direct instruction with higher level questioning, and instill a Growth Mindset in her students. She creates a safe environment for her students to take risks, allowing them to meet their full potential. Marcella is hard-working, dedicated, and willing to learn. She loves reading, bike rides, spending time with her kids, and training her dog, Phoenix.
Master of Arts in Education - New York University - 2007
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Biological Evolution, and Minor in Spanish, Pennsylvania State University - 2004
New Jersey and New York State Teaching Licenses
Wilson Reading Program and Orton Gillingham trained
"Marcella is such a warm and genuine person and cares deeply about others making her a wonderful teacher and colleague. She is enthusiastic and ambitious in both teaching and learning and is always looking for ways to improve her practice as an educator. Marcella is action driven and follows through on anything she has committed to. She sees challenges as things to work through and maintains a positive attitude at all times. She would be a great asset to any place or project she is a part of. I would recommend her without hesitation to any role or position." -- Former Colleague