Mrs. Amoroso began her teaching career in Franklin Lakes in 2006. During her sixteen years at FAMS as a special educator, she has taught 7th grade replacement and collaborative classes in various content areas across the grade. Currently, Mrs. Amoroso is the in-class support teacher with Mr. Tuttle in the 8th grade language arts classroom as well as teaching 7th and 8th grade resource language arts.
Mrs. Amoroso earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University, and her dual Masters Degree in Special Education/General Education from Mercy College through the NYC Teaching Fellowship Program. In addition, she has earned her 30 graduate credits above her Masters Degree in a variety of educational courses that are related to the content areas in which she teaches.
Over the summer, Mrs. Amoroso enjoys her time working as the Director of Junior Camp at Spring Lake Day Camp. During the summer, she oversees a team of four division leaders and campers ages 3 years old to 7 years old. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, family and close friends going to the beach, bike riding, walking, exercising, traveling and much more.
If he cannot learn the way we teach, we had better teach the way he can learn.”
The special education teachers of Franklin Lakes Public Schools believe in success for all children. We are dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment in which each child has the opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential. Learning is an individual process in which each child will have the optimum opportunity to develop academically, socially, and emotionally. We strive to foster individual strengths while developing areas in need of more support. We support students through a variety of specialized instructional strategies, techniques and materials.
The teachers in the Franklin Lakes Special Education Program focus on student achievement through the implementation of scientifically research-based curriculum that reflects best practices in special education. Comprehensive assessments are also used in order to establish data-driven goals and objectives to guide individual student success. The IEP is the cornerstone of the student’s program. We implement the IEP to meet the specific needs of each student in our programs. We are consistently mindful of the specific accommodations and modifications that will help our students reach success in both special and general education programs.
As a group, we philosophically believe in the movement to give special needs students’ greater access to general education classes. Our goal is to strengthen our relationship with our general education colleagues through the in-class support model. The establishment of this partnership, while maintaining our identity as special educators, will create greater opportunities for student success now and in the future. We are committed to excellence and making a significant difference in the lives of students challenged by the classroom setting.