School One News
TumbleBooksLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. This is for all of School One to enjoy! You can visit the link below to log in to read stories. Also, if you click on the "Library Media Center" tab on the left-hand side of the screen, a "Book of the Day" is featured.
School One 2014-2015 Educational Services Professional of the Year
My name is Michelle Baker and as the 2014-2015 Educational Services Professional of the year I am ecstatic to share my role in the school setting, and gratitude for this recognition. †I am a pediatric occupational therapist and have worked in the Fort Lee school district since January of 2009. †I received my undergraduate degree from the University of New York at Buffalo and my Masters in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. †I have been practicing as a pediatric occupational therapist in both school-based and early intervention for 14 years. One of my most influential professional experiences was the two years I spent in Dublin, Ireland working at St. Joseph's School for the Visually Impaired. †This school is the only school in Ireland for blind and visually-impaired children and provides services from infancy up to 20 years of age. †It was an amazing experience professionally, culturally, and personally. †One of my favorite aspects of school-based therapy is the collaboration with teachers and administration. Occupational therapy services can be supportive to children of all ages and abilities and many tenets of OT practice can be integrated into the classroom. †The teachers of Fort Lee have welcomed these suggestions and have made occupational therapy part and parcel of their classroom programs. †Thank you School 1 staff for the recognition and support!
School One 2014-2015 Governor's Teacher of the Year
We are proud to announce that Ms. Lisandra Hernandez is this year's Teacher of the Year for School #1.† As a Music teacher, Ms. Hernandez continually challenges her students and herself by selecting musical pieces that are engaging, entertaining, and also stretches the musical abilities of her students. Her use of technology in her classes through the SmartBoard, interactive websites, and games enhance the learning activities.