Mrs. Appaluccio is a graduate of Montclair State University and has been teaching at the elementary level in the Franklin Lakes school district for many years.  She received her Master's Degree in the Art of Teaching with a concentration in Reading & Literacy, as well as completing 30 additional credits of coursework.  Mrs. Appaluccio recently attended the Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Science Teaching & Learning to acquire certificates in professional development related to the Next Generation Science Standards. 

Mrs. Appaluccio enjoys gardening, volunteering, hiking & traveling. 


Teaching Philosophy

The 2nd grade teachers hope to develop a life-long commitment to education in our students, as well a joy for learning.   In addition, we work to instill a sense of personal and social responsibility, self confidence, along with a respect and appreciation of others.  Our 2nd grade offer a comprehensive, academic program that recognizes the individual needs of children and prepares them for the challenges that lie ahead in their school career.