Hello and welcome to 2nd grade! My name is Jennifer Mariano. This will be the start of my 13th year in education. After receiving my Bachelors in Psychology and my Masters in Elementary Education from The College of New Jersey, I taught 3 years in New Jersey. I then came to QAC and taught for 5 years at CES and KES before taking a leave of absence to raise my two boys. I returned to teaching as a Reading Intervention teacher and long term substitute for 4 years. In 2013, I returned to CES as a Pre-K teacher. This year will be my second year as a 2nd grade teacher at CES. I am excited about teaching my students what they need to know to prepare them for the transition to 3rd grade at KES. I enjoy developing a love of learning in our students!
I live in Centreville with my husband and two sons. When I am not at school I enjoy reading, swimming, going for nature walks, taking photographs and spending time with my family and friends. I spend a lot of time at the fields watching my boys play soccer and baseball. Some of my favorite things are animals, flowers, the color turquoise, raspberries, seafood, potato chips and pretzels and reading stories to kids. My favorite professional sports teams are The Baltimore Orioles and The Baltimore Ravens. I also love rooting for my favorite NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
I can't wait to help you learn all sorts of new things this year at CES!