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    Mrs. Kajfasz - Classroom Teacher, Academic Intervention Services

     

    Education:

     
    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
     
     
    Teaching Experience:
     
    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
     
     
    District Recognition:
     
    -  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
           Year" Award.
     

    Certifications:

     
    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.” 
     
     
    My Hobbies:
     
    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.

     

     
     
     
Last Modified on August 29, 2017