• Welcome!
    I would like to welcome you and your child to what I think will be a memorable school year.
    This is a very special time in your child's life. He or she
    will be learning many new things this year-academic skills,

    organizational skills, social skills, self-confidence and responsibility. I am looking forward to an exciting, successful, and productive year.
    Please feel free to contact me at 337-6106 or Ridgway@oaklandschoolsnj.org


    My Mission

    My mission is to create a safe, comfortable environment where learners feel respected  and confident enough to take risks and become more critical thinkers. I want to provide experiences where each individual is motivated to learn and inspired to challenge themselves.

    About Me
    This is my 22nd year teaching at Manito School. I have taught fourth grade and third grade. As a former Manito student , I am thrilled to be a teacher here in Oakland. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Montclair State University.
    Also, I earned my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from The College of St. Elizabeth. Then, I continued my professional development further by earning credits through The College of New Jersey: RTC Education Program.

    Reading Unit- Fiction reading
    Writing- Narrative Writing
    Math- Adding and Subtracting