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                                                                     Advice From a Tree  
Stand tall and proud
Sink your roots into the earth
Be content with your natural beauty
Go out on a limb
Drink plenty of water
Remember your roots
Enjoy the view!
              IIan Shamir


Welcome to 2nd grade, Room 62.  My name is Wendy Bender.  I am married with 4 daughters and 2 dogs.  I love young people and I love teaching.  I have a degree in finance and a teaching certification from Central Connecticut State University.  This is my 3rd year at Toffolon and I love it here.  Before Toffolon, I was at the Reggio Magnet School of the Arts in Avon, Connecticut for 6 years.  I taught pre-k4, second grade and fourth grade.  I also held positions as an interventionist and an instructional coach.  I taught first and third grades in Bristol and Newington at the beginning of my career.  I am very excited to continue my teaching career at Toffolon and I look forward to working with you to help your child grow and learn.