Mrs. Yvonne Rodzen (English & 7C Team Coordinator)
Teaching is an absolute passion of mine! I am excited to work with your children this upcoming school year. I know that we will tackle any challenges together as a team; the key is to stay positive!
I am married to my husband, Chris. We have a daughter, Chloe, and a son, John. Some hobbies that I enjoy are cooking, reading, and exercising. I ride my Peloton frequently. If you're a rider, I would love to see you on the leaderboard (Yavon_Croissant)! Other interests include traveling to new destinations, trips to the Jersey shore, attending comedy shows/sporting events, catching up with family and friends, and cheering on my children from the sidelines.
I graduated from Montclair State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, minor in History, and a Teacher of English Certification. Additionally, I have earned my masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Adolescent Literacy from Concordia University - Portland.
This will be my 14th year teaching. Throughout my career, I have taught at the 7th and 8th grade levels. I absolutely love teaching 7th grade! It is my mission to instill a love for learning in my students. I attempt to teach with a passion for my subject so that my students develop a desire to become lifelong learners. I look forward to meeting everyone and a great year together!
A few of my favorites:
Book: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Song: Too many to list! I LOVE MUSIC!
Movie: The Blind Side
Sport: Hockey (NJ Devils)/Football (NY Giants)