This is Mrs. Schechter's eighth year teaching at Colonial Road School.  She is so excited to be teaching fifth grade!  Previously Mrs. Schechter taught first grade in Harrington Park and third grade in River Vale and Frankl.  Mrs. Schechter earned her BS in Family Studies from the University of Maryland.  She then continued her education and received her MAT (Masters in Arts and Teaching) and Reading Specialist Certificate from William Paterson University.  In her spare time Mrs. Schechter enjoys reading, watching movies, cheering on her favorite sports teams (NY Yankees and NY Giants), and spending time with her friends and family.

Teaching Philosophy

Mrs. Schechter's philosophy of education is that students learn best through fun, hands-on activities.  She teaches her students to become responsible members of their classroom community.  She encourages her students to strive to work to the best of their ability, while understanding that each student has has different needs.  Mrs. Schechter fosters a safe and nurturing learning environment where every student feels comfortable to be themselves.