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Ms. D. Sexton, Teacher
Dana has always been a very kind and helpful coworker. During my two medical leaves over the past 2 years, Dana has always supported the Pre-K class in any way that she could. From working at my home with me, writing lesson plans, assisting substitutes with curriculum and completing paperwork she single-handedly managed a smooth transition for the preschool students and the covering of staff all while she managed her own school responsibilities and family. Without her tireless efforts, my most recent transition back would have been hectic and stressful. Dana once again stepped up to help me with anything that was needed.  I could not imagine working without her professionalism, friendliness and positive work attitude! Dana did not lend a helping hand, she lent me two helping hands and I will be forever grateful. (10/27/17)
Mr. G. Tringale, Teacher
Mr. Tringale is a fun and funny teacher. He is one of my best teachers. I never really liked ELA but Mr. Tringale made it fun. We’d be playing around in class sometimes. He was always in a good mood. He was always fun and really helpful. This is from one of your not yet top star student. (9/19/17)
Mr. K. Braswell, Head Custodian
Mr. Braswell and the rest of the custodial staff worked around the clock to make sure that the building was safe and ready for staff and students on the first day of school. He assisted teachers in every way possible by making special accommodations and arrangements to provide access to rooms for setup. He continues to serve the school in ways that are not often seen. We appreciate you Kevin! (9/15/17)
Ms. M. & Ms. Hernandez
I would like to thank them both for not only working with him but showing compassion and love towards my child. It means the world to me and I thank you for it. (7/17/17)
Ms. Y. Gonzalez-Perez, Teacher
It’s sad to say farewell to a good friend and colleague but happy to see you going to a great position and an exciting new opportunity. Thank you for sharing your laughter, light and wisdom. You will never be forgotten. (6/13/17)
Ms. L. Ortiz, Student Support
Great Job with Career Day! So well organized! Children really enjoyed the presentations! (6/9/17)
Ms. C. Gencarelli, Teacher
Thank you so much for working with my daughter all year. Your dedication has really paid off, and raised her reading level. (6/6/17)
Ms. A. Martinez, Teacher
Thank you for being so supportive this year. You have really helped me when I needed it. Sometimes it just the little things that mean so much! (6/6/17)
Ms. T. Jagersky, Teacher
Tracy is always there to support the staff of Abington Avenue! She comes up with great ideas that keep the morale going at Abington. Thank you for your dedication! (6/6/17)
Ms. B. Camarazza, Teacher
I would like to commend the Beth Camarazza , Amy Uhlik, Tracy Jagersky, Amanda Palumbo, Marion, Resciniti, Virgin Perez, for the joint effort in The Little Mermaid, Jr. The play was magnificent! The dedication and hard work of our staff members and students really paid off! I cannot wait to see what the future holds for the Abington Drama Club! (6/6/17)
Mr. E. Lozada, Teacher
Ms. Lozada is a dedicated Science teacher. She does wonderful experiments with her students, and she attends summer workshops in order to gain the knowledge that she needs to implement in her classroom for the school year. It’s great having her as a colleague. (4/5/17)
Ms. A. Uhlik, Teacher
Ms. Uhlik is a passionate ELA teacher that’s dedicated to her craft. She’s open to visitors’ viewing and observing her classroom so that she can model and demonstrate her teaching techniques. She’s also very helpful when anyone needs assistance. Thank you Ms. Uhlik. (4/4/17)
Mr. A. Echevarria, CIO 
Mr. Echevarria always has time to address our concerns. The bilingual teachers appreciate his great mood and positivity,  his kind and motivating words as well as his respectful and professional demeanor. We thank him for always celebrating our successes inside and outside of the classroom. We appreciate Mr. Echevarria for being so supportive and for trying his best to build a positive school community. His energy and encouragement never go unnoticed. The children know him, respect him and admire him. We thank you for always being approachable at any given time.  Bilingual Team (3/19/17)
Ms. B. Camaraza, Teacher
Congratulations to Ms. Camaraza on an amazing show! I know she didn’t do it alone so kudos to Mrs. McDowell, Dr. Fortna and Mr. Serrano and all who were involved. I know that Ms. Camaraza worked very hard and the first show with the drama club was a HUGE success.I’m looking forward to many more shows featuring the collaboration of the band, chorus and drama club! (3/3/17)
Ms. D. Rubino, GT Teacher
I would like to thank Ms. Rubino for all her extra help this year. Anytime I have a question she answers it right away. If there is something I am unsure about she is able to find an answer. Thank you for all your help! (2/15/17)
Ms. L. Torsiello, Synergistics Teacher
Ms. Torsiello has been extremely helpful this year. Whether it be helping with a rich task, Interim Assessments, or responding to a question about the Chromebooks, she is always readily available, and happy to help. (2/14/17)
Ms. M. Bernardino, Teacher
Mrs. Bernardino goes above and beyond for her students and the school. It is wonderful to see a teacher who cares so much about the well-being and academic success of her students. Not only is she one of the first teachers in the building each morning, but she is also one of the last to leave at night. She puts her students first and if they are hurting, she is hurting. If they need extra help, she is right there to give it to them on her own time. Her kindness and generosity does not go unnoticed. Her students are very lucky to have such a kind, generous, and hard-working teacher! Great job, Mrs. Bernardino! (1/20/17)
Ms. V. Intili, Teacher
Mrs. Intili is an amazing teacher! She loves to teach as much as her students love to learn. When I walk by her room, her students are eagerly working to solve the rich tasks she assigns during Math. Students are using manipulatives, and working with each other to persevere through the problem. When you see how enthusiastic her students are when they work, you can tell how wonderful Mrs. Intili is as a teacher. (1/11/17)
Ms. A. Reyes, Social Worker
Senorita Reyes, me gustaria dejarle saber que cuando tuve preocupaciones con el aprendizaje de mi hijo usted fue una persona muy importante para llevar el problema con mucha tranquilidad, comprension, y colaboracion. Usted fue muy profesional en el tema. Usted se encargo de proporcionar un plan de estrategias e intervenciones para ayudar a mi hijo superar sus dificultades y estoy muy agradecida por su apoyo que en esos momentos fue muy importante. La escuela se beneficia mucho con usted de ser parte del equipo. Que Dios la bendiga y que siga haciendo igual. K. Velasquez(1/6/17)
Ms. B. Espinoza, Teacher
Profesora Espinoza, debo reconocer que es una maestra muy competente, profesional y con mucho conocimiento en la educacion. Estoy muy agradecida por todos los logros que mi hijo ha tenido con usted. Gracias a su metodo de ensenanza el aprendio que leer y escribir es divertido. Gracias por su constante motivacion al alumno para querer aprender cada dia mas. Gracias por alimentar el autoestima y el liderazjo del alumno (mi hijo). Que Dios la bendiga para que siga haciendo su buen trabajo. (1/6/17)
Ms. S. Capuano, Teacher
Although this is Ms. Capuano’s first year in Abington, she has already shown what a dedicated and thoughtful teacher she is. I have had several conversations with her, and as her colleague, I can appreciate how devoted she is to her students’ progress. I think Ms. Capuano is a great addition to the Abington family, and I wish her nothing but luck and support! (12/22/16)
Ms. A. Ewing, Teacher
Ms. Ewing’s creative methods and industriousness make her a welcome addition to the Abington family. Queen B is often the last to leave this building, as she wants her lessons to be perfect for her children. Her smiling face and optimism are contagious! (12/21/16)
Ms. V. Intili, Teacher
Ms. Intili is an integral part of the heart of the school. She is always looking out for everyone, her children and her fellow staff members. Her empathetic spirit always leads her to consider the paths that others follow and their challenges and heartbreaks along the way. She is often the first to reach out a helping hand or to let others know that she feels their pain. Her kindness makes this school a better place. (12/21/16)
Ms. S. Capuano, Teacher
It is so wonderful to have such a conscientious teacher join our school. She is working so hard to help her children achieve and has reached out to partner with others in this endeavor. Welcome to Abington Ms. Cap! (12/21/16)
Ms. E. Hudak, Reading Coach
Ms. Hudak has been exceptionally flexible the first month of school.  She provided my team with support so that we could be more efficient in the classroom.  And needless to say, I can always tell when my students worked with her the year before in reading.  The accuracy and fluency with which they read demonstrates how much they have benefited being in her small groups.  Thank you, Ms. Hudak, for your dedication to the students. (9/22/16)
Ms. Y. Gonzalez, Community Engagement Specialist
Jessie muchísimas gracias por su apoyo y amabilidad de
atender a las personas en especial a nuestros niños que sin importar de donde vengan siempre brinda ayuda y es un placer trabajar para usted y la escuela como madre voluntaria me fascina hacerlo y al personal de todas las
profesoras del plantel. (9/8/16)
Ms. S. Heintz, Vice Principal
Gracias por todo su apoyo a Janet Ortega de todo corazón valió la pena el esfuerzo suyo y mio a motivarla ya que fue una bella experiencia en Appel Farm y ahora está ya estudiando en la hischool de art. (9/8/16)
Ms. S. Heintz, Vice Principal
Mrs. Heintz, thank you for everything you did for me during the year! You did SO MUCH! If it wasn’t for you, I would have not have known Appel Farm and have so much good memories. I know you love me and my family a lot and that you continue to do good things for us. (9/6/16)
Ms. C. Garcia, Teacher (Room 201)
Thank you for making 6th grade one of the best years I have had! I wish you could be my 7th grade Math teacher! Then 8th grade. (9/6/16)
 Ms. L Petruzelli, Teacher
I loved Math class this year. It was really fun. I can’t wait to improve in Math in the next grade.
P.S. Sorry if I spelled your last name wrong. (9/6/16)
Ms. A. Uhlik, Teacher
Thanks for being a good teacher. Fifth grade ELA was OK. (9/6/16)
Ms. A. De Sousa, Teacher
Thank you for being an awesome Science teacher. Fifth grade Science was really cool and exciting. I will never forget the fun in 5th grade Science. (9/6/16)
Ms. E. Lozada, Teacher
The reason why I commend Ms. Lozada, the 7th grade teacher, is because Ms. Lozada makes learning fun. I was real lucky to have her. I wish she could be the 8th grade Science teacher for the class of 2016-17 ;). I hope you continue your way of teaching. I am grateful I had you. (6/15/16)
Ms. C. Garcia, Teacher
Ms. Garcia, the school year is coming to an end, and I just wanted to say THANK YOU. You are the reason why I am Me. You say that you love us and some people don’t believe it but I do. You hold a very special place in my heart. You’re my 2nd mother. When everyone doubted me, you made me feel confident enough to break out of my shell and BE ME. Since the first day I met you I knew you were going to be very nice and helpful. I LOVE YOU. (5/31/16)
Ms. M. Papandrea, Teacher Aide
Mimi is a ray of sunshine in the morning when we arrive! She greets everyone with a smile and, many times, a joke! She is also very professional and loving in her capacity as an aide in our kindergarten. The older children love her, also, and enjoy visiting her and speaking with her. She follows her “babies’ as they advance at Abington and they know they can go to her anytime! (5/5/16)
Ms. C. Garcia, Teacher
Ms. Garcia is so much fun. She makes me happy all the time. She is like a 16 year old sister I never had. When we learn something new, she finds a song about it or a joke. My life was so bad but Ms. Garcia helps me get to the top. She makes me happy to be in school. ❤ (4/20/16)
Ms. L. Torsiello, Teacher
I have watched Lauren grow in to the young lady she is now for 11 years, since she started out as a sub! I appreciate the work that she does for the 8th grade, always making sure our special events are taken care of and keeping great records. She is efficient and hard-working, and a true professional. God Bless her as she enters a new phase of her life as a soon-to-be mommy! (4/20/16)
Ms. V. Intili, Teacher
Val is the heart and soul of Abington. When I walk into her classroom I see students happy to be there and learning every moment. She is creative, caring, and hard-working. Besides what she does in the classroom, Val cares about her co-workers and always shows it. God Bless Val, an Abington Angel (4/20/16)
Ms. J. Riccio, Teacher
When Jillian started as a student teacher many years ago, she was already a mature and competent teacher! Having taught with her since the beginning, I have to say that she was a true professional right from the start-confident, knowledgeable, and motivating. Her classroom management skills were always there. I have learned from her and I know that she will continue her excellence. She also has a big heart and now she will be the ” old lady’ up in the 8th grade penthouse! God Bless her and continued success to Abington 8th grade and everyone else! (4/20/16)
Mr. G. Tringale, Teacher
Teaching with Gabe these past 3 years has been an adventure! “White Slice” is an interesting, brilliant, and faith-led person with a wonderful sense of humor and a deep commitment to teaching. Coaching basketball takes up a lot of his time but he does a wonderful job and all of the players, boys and girls, respect him. He truly represents Abington well and we can all be proud of him! God Bless Gabe and continued blessing to him and his family and to our Abington Family! (4/20/16)
Ms. S. Heintz, Vice Principal
Congratulations Ms. Heintz! The College of Education and Human Services recently selected Ms. Heintz the recipient of the William A. Cuff Educator Award for 2016. This award is given to an outstanding educator and individual who has made significant contributions to education. We at Abington Avenue School have long recognized Ms. Heintz’s tireless efforts on behalf of students and staff. Her support, generosity, untiring commitment to education, her advocacy on behalf of children is an inspiration to us all! (4/13/16)
Ms. E. Camaraza, Teacher
A big THANK YOU to Ms. Camaraza and her students for helping me enter the world of Google. Because of them, I am able to use Google Classroom successfully and provide immediate feedback to my students via Google Docs. Kudos to the 6th grade! (4/5/16)
Ms. C. Garcia, Teacher
Ms. Garcia is a wonderful teacher. Whenever she teaches us  something new, we learn a song for it. She always tells us the positive  things about us and I feel very comfortable in her class. (4/2/16)
Ms. D. Rubino, Teacher
Mrs. Rubino is very helpful and is always willing to work with the staff and students at any given time. She has a sense of humor and welcomes you with open arms. I enjoy working with her! (3/28/16)
Ms. J. Valle, Teacher
Kudos to Ms. Valle. You have really shown through! The children
are always engaged in whatever lesson you are teaching. You have taught them to love learning! (3/3/16)
Ms. D. Rubino, Teacher
I would like to commend Mrs. Rubino. She is always willing to help out anyone. If she isn’t sure she will find out for you! Ms. Rubino is one of a kind! (3/3/16)
Ms. L. Torsiello, Teacher
Ms. Torsiello is extremely helpful! Whenever in a jam, especially with testing. She is always so patient. Thank you Ms. Torsiello. (3/3/16)
Ms. A. Palumbo & Ms. M. Resciniti, Teachers
Ms. Palumbo and Ms. Resciniti did a wonderful job on all the
decorations for not only Dr. Seuss Day, but also the Black History
Concert! The artwork was beyond exceptional! We are so lucky to have them at Abington Avenue School! (3/3/16)
Ms. M. Padilla, Teacher
Ms. Padilla is the best teacher to the 7th grade because her students learn a lot of information about fair working conditions and southern Sudan. She is the best. She recently got married so congratulations. LOVE YOU! (2/24/16)
Mr. P. Di Trolio, Teacher Coach-Technology
On behalf of the Abington Avenue Family, we all want to say thank you Pete for being so dedicated to our school, and your craft. You have been a rock for all of us here at Abington so it is only fitting that we commend you for your work, patience and for persevering during these most difficult of times. THANK YOU! (1/30/16)

Mr. K. Braswell, Custodian

Mr. Braswell was my savior as he worked to have a valve installed on the radiator in our classroom. It is finally no longer unbearable in here and we can work comfortably thanks to his efforts. It’s nice to know that someone is listening to our concerns and responding-good lookin’ out! Thanks again, Kev!!!!! (1/20/16)

Mr. A. Echevarria, CIO

Kudos to Mr E! The first day of Saturday school was a big success with over 60 kids showing up. His vision is becoming a reality! (1/9/16)

Ms. A. Uhlik, Teacher

Congratulations to Ms.Uhlik for her beautiful, winning door display, but also for inspiring some of the students in her class to begin a book club, which they have invited her to join! A true testament to Ms.Uhlik’s hard work and dedication! (12/14/15)

Mr. K. Braswell, Custodian
A BIG Thank You to Mr. Kevin for taking care of a lot of jobs in this building that some of us would never want to do.  You are a prince in disguise. Thank you for always coming when called.  WE LOVE YOU! (11/24/15)

Ms. S. Heintz, Vice Principal

A commendation to S. Heintz may be insufficient to express the dedication, confidence & love this woman has bestowed upon me as a student from Abington Avenue to a present adult. A contagious affection easily reached every student’s hearts. But when the school clock ticked 3 o’clock, I was chained back to my long companion, unhappiness, which engulfed every inch of my childhood home, a dreadful routine for eight years, where compassion was expressed at school but misery consumed my home & my parents. But her skill and admirable personality (along with Mr. Torsiello who was VP at the time) convinced me that wonderful souls like hers exist outside of school & home. I have come to learn that extraordinary truth.I am now expected to graduate this upcoming November from my university, proudly obtaining my B.S. in Cybersecurity. Between a short timeline there are countless people I’m thankful for, but I could not have started this journey of self-confidence if it wasn’t for Ms. Heintz communication of love towards me at such a vulnerable and adolescent stage in life.Ms. Heintz is a prime example of a fictional character you read in children’s books, too good to be true. My only wish is for her to continue extending that same affection to students who are deprived of love and support. I hope she continues gracing my childhood school Abington Avenue. (10/28/15)

Ms. V. Intili, Teacher

Open house was a success. We were very welcomed by Ms. Intili. She answered all my questions with a smile and assured us a good year. Feeling comfortable is very important for not only the parent but for the child. Keep up the great work. (9/18/15)

Ms. E. Luongo, Teacher

Ms. Luongo is being commended for being the best. Because of her I learned way more things in six grade than in fifth grade and over all she is fun. (6/16/15)

Mr. J. Serrano, Instrumental Teacher

Mr. Serrano’s concert Friday was fantastic! The children were excellent. His dedication to the students really came shining through. The children not only played like true professionals but were dressed like them! My students enjoyed every part and were still talking about it after today’s flag day concert. They all said they cannot wait to be part of the band! It was magnificent! (6/15/15)

Ms. D. Schulze, Teacher

Ms. Schulze is the best teacher. She is doing a drive for Texas Flood and that is a good thing. The team in Room 109 loves her very much. She has worked very hard and our Room 109 team is doing something for her love – Dymir (6/3/15)

Ms. M. Jenkins, Vice Principal

Mrs. Jenkins has been a great asset to our school this year.
She displayed that her main priority is to be a team player with her staff, and to work diligently with the students. Her presence is very welcoming and noble. She’s friendly, professional, and a hard-working woman, and I’m grateful that she’s part of our team! (5/28/15)

Mr. C. Ridriguez, Teacher

Mr. Rodriguez, since coming aboard Abington you have been nothing short of gracious. Yesterday at the mentor / mentee dinner you really did a great job. The children who were our servers, hostesses and host were respectful and courteous. They really knew what they were doing. I was so impressed. The way the dinner was set up really gave me a chance to sit and get to know my mentee. There was such a positive energy in the room. You really touched our hearts with your motivational speech. GREAT JOB! WHAT A SUCCESSFUL DAY! (5/22/15)

Ms. M. Bauza & Ms. M. Bernardino, Teacher

Congratulations ladies on a great play. The students truly enjoyed it. All your hard work really paid off. The children were well rehearsed and really knew their parts. It was wonderful watching old students perform. You both did a wonderful job. Great team work! ((5/22/15)

Ms. Alfone, Teacher

Ms. Alfone is a team player. She always steps up to help out whenever needed whether it’s to cover a class, translate for parent teacher conferences, or watch your class so you can run to the restroom! Thank you Ms. Alfone! (5/21/15)

Ms. Bauza, Teacher

Ms. Bauza is a creative, caring and hardworking teacher. She is an amazing addition to the Abington family and the 4th grade is lucky to have her! (5/21/15)

Mr. C. Rodrigues, Teacher

Mr. Rodriguez is an awesome teacher and person! He is always willing to assist any student or teacher. Carlos has brought the F.U.N program to Abington Avenue School which will also benefit students outside of the classroom. (5/14/15)

Ms. E Luongo, Teacher

Ms. Luongo is an all-around team player! She works with her coworkers on activities in order to create cross-curricula activities for the 6th grade class. She cares for her students and is a wonderful person to be around! (5/14/15)

Ms. L. Ortiz, Guidance Counselor

Ms. Ortiz is doing an awesome job as a guidance counselor!
She has been so helpful to the students and teachers in so many ways. There is never a problem too small or too big she is not willing to assist a student with. Keep up the FANTASTIC job! (5/14/15)

Ms. E. Luongo, Teacher

Every time I walk into Ms. Luongo’s classroom students are engaged in some sort of hands-on math assignment that has students working together collaboratively building social relationships and developing teamwork skills they will utilize throughout life. When asked, each one can tell you what they are doing and why they are doing it which is a testament to her effectiveness in the classroom. Keep up the good work. I know your students benefit greatly from your support and dedication to them. (5/13/15)

Ms. Palumbo, Teacher

Anything you need–personal and professional–that needs to be” glittered up”–we all go to Amanda! She never says no, and therefore is always busy. The students love her as does the entire faculty. For such a young person, she has a wisdom and maturity beyond her years. We are truly blessed to have “Ms. P. here at Abington! Please don’t change! (5/5/15)

Ms. I. Lopez, Teache
r
Ms. Lopez is a beloved member of our 8th grade team and family. As a retiree this year, she has taught me how to handle my retirement year–the same as any other year! She has remained professional, compassionate, and dedicated to Abington and her students.She has been here and done her job with the same love and humility as always. All of the students love Ms. Lopez–Regular Education and her own alike. She has a special bond with all of her students–current and former–and their families. They all adore her! We will miss her very much and we promise to always include her students in all 8th grade activities. Lots of luck to Iris, Ernie, and their girls, as she enters this most exciting new phase of her life. God Bless You Always, Ms. Lopez, and thank you for all you have done to make Abington the amazing place it is! AND–you LOOK as amazing as you are! (5/5/15)

Ms. L. Doyle, Teacher

Ms. Doyle’s line of work is one of the hardest and most important in the world…getting little minds ready for learning. She does this and more and somehow manages to get 15 – 3 and 4 year olds dressed and undressed, pottied and fed, napped and comforted in between teaching reading and writing, fine and gross motor development, and social/emotional skills. I could go on for days. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our littlest learners. 🙂 (4/27/15)

Abington Avenue School, Teachers

To all the teachers who participated in the Wax Museum and the Living Time Line. Fantastic Job! You’re hard work really paid off! The children loved it! Great team effort! (4/23/15)

Ms. V. Intili, Teacher

Ms. Intili is such a wonderful teacher! She makes sure all the students in her class feel welcomed and loved and their bellies full. 🙂 (4/23/15)

Mr. R. Kazanjian, Vice Principal

Mr. Kazanjian has bounced back into what is going on with his teachers and students. He is always aware which is very comforting. (4/21/15)

Ms. L. Foster & Ms. Z. Kamara, Teacher

These two women are remarkable. They are always here helping our students who need extra attention. They are always putting students before themselves. Point blank, they are amazing women and I love working with them. (4/21/15)

Mr. C. Rodriguez, Teacher

Who doesn’t love him? He has brought so much life to teaching. I admire his outlook. It’s always beneficial four our scholars. (4/21/15)

Ms. J. Caban, Teacher

Ms. Caban is amazingly involved in our students’ education. So much input for a new person in middle school. Always open to ideas but will express her own. KUDOS baby! (4/21/15)

Ms. J. Caban, Teacher

Not only does she brings her expertise but brings life. The students and coworkers love working and learning in an atmosphere that is so non-judgmental. Awesome for a 1st year Science teacher!
Keep doing what you do because the students and coworkers learn so much. (4/21/15)

Ms. G. Carras, Teacher

What can’t I say? Ms. Carras encourages her students and has them raise to a higher bar. She always has positive feedback as well as progressive feedback. They love her and we do to! She wears many hats and is not acknowledged for it. (4/21/15)

Ms. A. Martinez, Teacher

Ms. Martinez is so creative. Her words of wisdom really inspire
her students and the people she works with! (4/5/15)

Ms. E. Camaraza, Teacher

Ms. Camaraza is so beautiful on the inside and out! We are so glad you are here! (3/25/15)

Mr. C. Rodriguez, Teacher

Mr. Rodgriguez comes in every day smiling and greets all of his co-workers with that booming pleasant voice. Sometimes even when I am in a bad way I see him and he turns my day and my attitude around! Thank you! Your attitude is contagious! WE ARE SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE! (3/25/15)

Ms. B. Espinoza, Teacher

Ms. Espinoza truly enjoys the art of teaching! Every day she instills in her students the awe and wonder of learning new things. As she uses the principals of Bloom’s Taxonomy, she involves her students completely in the learning process. She is a master at working to each individual student’s strengths and weaknesses so as to assist them in the learning process. Her hands on approach to teaching various science topics makes the learning process enjoyable for her students. Anyone who enters her classroom can definitely see that learning is taking place with an educator who teaches with lots of love and patience. (3/21/15)

Ms. M. Bernardino, Teacher

Ms. Bernardino has consistently demonstrated her professional skills in her work with all the students in her classroom. She has been diligent in learning models of intervention to address the needs of some of her students who present significant challenges, both academically and emotionally. Ms. Bernardino has been receptive to input and feedback from other disciplines thus promoting a philosophy of “best practice.” Thank you Ms. Bernardino. (3/20/16)

Mr. W. Puerta, Teacher

Mr. Puerta is new to Abington this year but he has been so busy helping out in 5th and 8th grade math that it seems as if he has been here forever! Great job! Thank you. (3/19/15)

Ms. T. Marateo, Teacher

Ms. Marateo is always trying to think of new ways to get the children to learn. She is dedicated to her children at Abington Avenue School!

Ms. M. Bauza, Teacher

Abington is blessed to have a new fourth grade teacher this year. Melissa Albelo-Bauza is conscientious, hardworking, enthusiastic, organized and very pleasant to work with. Her eye-popping and creative bulletin boards display the hard work and progress of her students. As she always thanks me for servicing her students, I’d like to thank her for being an integral factor in shaping the lives of her students. She is definitely a welcome addition to our Abington family! (3/17/15)

Ms. J Valle, Teacher

Ms. Valle is a great asset to Abington Avenue. She makes learning so much fun for her children. She adds that little extra …every day. (3/17/15)

Ms. C. Jacone, Teacher

Ms. Jacone is a great co-worker. She is always willing to go the extra mile. She cares about her kids. SHE IS A TRUE TEAM PLAYER! (3/17/15)

Ms. L. Ortiz, Guidance Counselor
Welcome Back Ms. Ortiz! Ms. Ortiz goes above and beyond to help any student or staff member in need. She truly cares about her children. She also checks on them daily. She is always visible and always has the time to sit in on a meeting or a class discussion. We are so glad you are back! (3/17/15)

Ms. T. Jagersky, Teacher

What DOESN’T Ms. Jagersky do? She’s SLC Co-Chairperson (along with  the equally marvelous Ms. Hudak!) teacher, fundraiser, and Student Council  Advisor. Now, she’s running a school store and looking to start Safety Patrols. What would Abington do without her. (3/13/15)

Ms. C. Gonzalez, Teacher

I’m so happy with the hard work of Ms. Gonzalez and her understanding for the kids, especially for my son. He is making progress and it’s all because of Ms. Gonzalez. There is no better place than Abington School. Thank you Ms. Gonzalez. (3/1/15)

Ms. J. Hendricks & Ms. A. Pino, Teacher
I would like to thank Ms. Pino and Ms. Hendriks for their creativity marking 100 Days of School. Their message was presented in a celebratory manner but I also believe that children understood the importance of school attendance. Thank you Ladies! (2/25/15)

Ms. C. Gonzalez, Teacher

Cynthia is always friendly and positive and willing to help all of the teachers, not just those she works with. Her compassion and love of the students is evident every day! (1/29/15)

Ms. L. Torsiello, Computer Teacher

You wear so many hats at this school, Computer Teacher, Math Lab Teacher, Math Support, Assistant Testing Coordinator, LIFFT Member and Treasurer. I know there must be some I’m missing. What’s remarkable is that you do them all so well and never say no when another task is thrown your way. Thank you for your expertise, level of industry, and commitment to the kids and staff of Abington! (1/23/15)

Ms. M. Bernardino, Teacher

Thank you for being so generous in sharing your expertise with
your fellow staff members! We’re so glad you agreed to join the Abington family. (1/23/15)

Abington Avenue School

I want to commend all those staff members and administrators who each day enrich the lives of children in this community. I find solace in knowing that your dedication and efforts are making a difference. THANK YOU! (11/26/14)

Ms. M. Bernardino, Teacher

It is the day before Thanksgiving, a day to thank God for all our blessings and to recognize those individuals who make this world a better place. Thank you, Ms. Bernardino for your enthusiasm, professionalism and compassion. You truly make a difference in the lives of children. (11/26/14)

Ms. C. Gonzalez, Teacher

“Ms. Gonzalez is eager to learn and grow as an educator. She cares about her students and is always open to suggestions and ideas.” (11/19/14)

Ms. D. Schulze, Teacher
“The time is right for one of us to recognize the hard work that Deborah Schulze is putting out in her classroom.  I didn’t talk to her
and see how great she is as a teacher. I covered her class and the charts around the room and her students’ comments gave me the snapshot I needed to compose this message.  Thank you Deborah Schulze for truly making a difference for many Newark students!” (11/14/14)

Ms. M. Bernardino, Teacher

“Ms. Bernardino is a great Avington Avenue staff. She really cares about her children. Welcome to the Avington Avenue Family!” (10/23/14)

Ms. A. Pino, Teacher

“Ms. Pino is a team player. She is always readily available to help the children. She also shares any and all information in our subject area. We are so glad to have her as part of the Abington Avenue team.” (10/23/14)

Ms. G. Carras, Teacher
Ms. Carras goes above and beyond our curriculum to assist our students. She often relates real-world problems to the skills being learned. Often I found myself learning from her. Much Kudos to you!” (10/21/15)

Ms. J. Caban, Ms. E. Camaraza, Mr. C. Rodriguez, Teachers
Working with Mr. Rodriguez, Mrs. Caban, and Mrs. Camaraza has been inspiring. Sharing ideas at ease with our students at the central focus is invigorating.” (10/21/14)

Abington Avenue School Teachers

“Thank you for welcoming us (the new teachers at Abignton) with open arms! Kudos!” (10/21/14)

Ms. M. Jenkins & Mr. A. Echevarria, Vice Principal / CIO

“Welcome to Abington, Ms. Jenkins AND Mr. Echevarria! You have both fit into the Abington Family Team with your friendliness, empathy, and down-to-earth attitudes. Ms. Jenkins is getting to know our students and has been particularly helpful to a few 8th graders in need. Mr. Echevarria greets all of the students whenever he sees them and also has helped a few of the 8th graders. Their enthusiasm and obvious love of their jobs has impressed the class of 2015. Thank You!” (10/21/14)

Abington Avenue School Staff

“The entire Abington Avenue staff is worthy of commendation. No matter what else is going on or how challenging our jobs might be, I rarely witness anyone allowing themselves to become complacent. All continue to offer our students their best. On behalf of our very deserving students, thank you for caring and striving to be the best educators you can be.” (9/22/14)