Mrs. Kajfasz - Classroom Teacher, Academic Intervention Services
M.B.A. in Elementary Education (Pre-K to 6), Niagara University, Lewiston, NY
B.B.A. in Marketing/Business, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA
A.A.S. in Executive Secretarial Science, Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, NY
Grade 2 Teacher, Hyde Park Elementary School, 2011 to present
Kindergarten Teacher, Maple Avenue Elementary School, 2007 - 2011
Grade 5 Teacher, Maple Avenue Elementary School, 2002 - 2007
Grade 3 Teacher, G. J. Mann Elementary School, 2001 - 2002
Teaching Assistant, Special Education, Gaskill Middle School, 1996 - 2001
- Recipient of the LaSalle Educational Club's "Educator of the 2015 Year" Award.
- Recipient of The Niagara Falls City School District's 2014-2015 "Staff School Champion" Award
for Hyde Park Elementary School.
- Recipient of The Niagara Falls City School District's 2006-2007 "Certified Employee of the
Pre-K to Grade 6 - All Subjects, Permanent Certification NY, USA
My Philosophy of Education:
“Educating a child is a partnership between home and school. All children are capable of learning but sometimes at different rates and/or by using different methods. It is, therefore, important for us to learn how to focus on a child's strengths in order to help build a solid foundation from which he/she can continue to learn and grow.”
I enjoy going for long walks, spending time with my family and friends, and finding a nice, quiet place to read and relax.
Why I Do What I Do:
My biggest reward comes from working and learning with the children each day and watching them develop and grow over the school year.