Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

Ms. Rokoszak is thrilled to be returning to Woodside Avenue School. She graduated from the University of Connecticut where she majored in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Psychology. Ms. Rokoszak then earned her dual certification in Elementary and Special Education as well as her Master's degree in Teaching from William Paterson University. 

Ms. Rokoszak 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. Ms. Rokoszak is hopeful that her students will learn to apply strategies to any challenges they may encounter in their future academic experiences. 

In addition to teaching, Ms. Rokoszak enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, cooking, and exercising. 

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

Philosophy of the Special Education Program 

in the Franklin Lakes School District

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 models.

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.