About Me

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

Mrs. Pira is thrilled to be starting her 6th year at Woodside Avenue School. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2012 where she majored in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Psychology. Then, Mrs. Pira earned her dual certification in Elementary and Special Education in 2014 as well as her Master's degree in Teaching from William Paterson University in 2018.

Mrs. Pira promises to foster a learning environment where students feel safe, supported, confident, and proud of their work. She believes that every child has the ability to succeed, and she intends to provide students numerous opportunities to show their true potential. Mrs. Pira is hopeful that her students will learn to apply strategies to any challenges they may encounter in their future academic experiences.

For her first three years at Woodside, Mrs. Pira was a Special Education Teacher, providing multi-sensory instruction in both the resource room and in-class support settings for grades K-5. She joined the 5th grade team in 2020 as a homeroom teacher and is looking forward to collaborating with the entire 5th grade team.

In addition to teaching, Mrs. Pira enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She lives in Ridgewood with her husband and dog, Lily.

Please feel free to e-mail Mrs. Pira with any questions, comments, or concerns as the year progresses.