Mrs. Bonczek graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and English and continued her studies at William Paterson University.  She holds a Master's degree in Reading and a NJ Reading Specialist Certificate. Mrs. Bonczek recently completed certification in Special Education from Rutgers University.  Mrs. Bonczek has a combined total of 20 years of teaching experience in grades K-2. Her career began in 1995 in the West Orange Public Schools teaching kindergarten, first grade and reading intervention. In 2001, she became part of the High Mountain Road School family as a grade one teacher.  During her tenure in Franklin Lakes, she taught both first and second grades at High Mountain Road School and Colonial Road School.  After taking some time off to be home with her two daughters, Mrs. Bonczek returned to Franklin Lakes as a Kindergarten Teacher at Woodside Elementary School.  In her free time, Mrs. Bonczek loves to spend time at the beach with a good book. She also enjoys hitting the ski slopes with her family.  She loves campfires, cooking, swimming, skiing and most of all, traveling.  
Teaching Philosophy
             The educational philosophy in kindergarten is to foster a love of learning that will last a lifetime.