Phone: 201-778-3564


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, from Ramapo College of NJMaster Degree in Educational Technology, from Ramapo College of NJCertificate of Technology, from UC San Diego NJ Certified K-6 Teacher & Spanish K-6 Teacher

Joana Bell (Berry)

Hello, my name is Ms. Joana Bell. 


I teach Kindergarten Spanish here at Shaler Academy.  Spanish is taught with a technology immersion.


I have been a Technology teacher within the district for the past 8+ years.  Over the past few years, I have also taught Spanish to K-2.   As a Spanish speaker, I truly enjoy being able to combine my love for technology with my second-language, to make your childs lessons more interactive and fun.


Should you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me.


My Teaching Philosophy


My philosophy of teaching with technology is based on the idea that students play an active role in their education. I believe there is no better place to learn than in a technology room. Technology can be the enrichment and support, which allows opportunity for students to be engaged and excited to learn. Technology, when used effectively, can be very beneficial for learners as they become interested in the developing world around them. Whether used as an access to research, creating presentations, using interactive games, or as a means for self-assessment, technology provides a stage for learning to be interesting and meaningful for our inquisitive learners. As a teacher, I believe it is my duty to provide the opportunity for children to discover, explore, and expand their learning by using technology to enrich their experiences.