About Mrs. Connelly
I grew up in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, attending school in the Jefferson Township School District. I have known since the first grade that I wanted to be a teacher. I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. My first job was in the same place I went to elementary school in Jefferson! Later I taught in the Millburn School District. I have taught every grade, from Pre-K to sixth. I received a masters in Reading from William Paterson University and a master's in Educational Leadership from Centenary College. I also hold certificates for reading specialist, inclusion, media, supervisor and principal COE.My husband Rob and I were married in 2001. We live in Long Valley with our three awesome boys, Jack, RJ and Brody. After Jack was born, I accepted a job at Sussex County Community College teaching as a professor in the Early Childhood Education Department teaching a course in Children's Literature. After Brody was born, I was thrilled to join the Chester School District as the Media Specialist for Bragg and Dickerson School.In my spare time, I like to read, paint, sew and go to the beach.Reading is my passion so I love putting wonderful books into the hands of the K-5 students in Chester.