Mrs. Dranoffs Website

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." - Joseph Addison

About Mrs. Dranoff and Teaching Philosophy

Mrs. Dranoff (formerly Ms. Hammershlag) is extremely excited to start her fifth year as a Language Arts Teacher at FAMS! This year, she will be teaching both 7th and 8th Grade Language Arts.

She received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at Penn State University, and received her Master's Degree in Literacy and Special Education through the State University of New York at New Paltz. Prior to teaching at FAMS, Mrs. Dranoff taught 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies at a private school in West Orange, NJ.

As a teacher, she loves helping each of her students grow academically and personally by setting high expectations for her students. Meaningful learning will occur when everyone works together. When she is not teaching, Mrs. Dranoff enjoys spending time with her friends and family, dancing, and reading Young Adult novels. Mrs. Dranoff is also a certified yoga instructor.

Students: Please visit our Google Classroom for more information and to stay up to date with assignments!

Office Hours

First Monday of each month

7:30-8:00 AM

Third Thursday of each month

3:00-3:30 PM

Please email me to set up an appointment.

Extra help can always be scheduled.

Just email me!