Ms. Jacqueline Pergola has been successfully teaching children for the past 7 years. Ms. Pergola graduated from Ramapo College earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and an Elementary Education Certificate, as well as both science and math middle school credits. She holds a Master's Degree for Teacher of Student's with Disabilities from Montclair State University and is currently enrolled in her second Masters program for Educational leadership. Throughout her professional teaching career, Ms. Pergola has been able to work with elementary and middle school students. Ms. Pergola spent four years teaching second grade, as well as three years teaching the PARCC Readiness Program for third grade and summer school for fourth grade. During summer, Ms. Pergola is the lead teacher for a preschool classroom. Ms. Pergola has worked with general ed, special ed, bilingual and gifted and talented students. She prides herself in being a responsible, hardworking and enthusiastic colleague.
Ms. Pergola strongly supports extracurricular activities as well as community involvement. As an active member of many extracurricular activities growing up, such as student government, volunteer work, arts, dance and music, she plans to share those interests with students here at Slocum Skewes, in hopes of encouraging them to get involved as well. Ms. Pergola was a competitive Irish Dancer, traveling all over North America and Ireland to dance. She is also trained in classical ballet, as well as classical piano. Currently, Ms. Pergola teaches Irish dance classes for students ages 3-21, and even adults, at the McGough Academy of Irish Dance located in Eastchester, NY. Ms. Pergola has a passion for the arts and enjoys working with and encouraging children in the world of education, dance and music. During her leisure time, Ms. Pergola loves spending weekends at her family shore house, going to the beach, traveling to new places, trying new restaurants and exercising.
Ms. Pergola is dedicated to helping students reach their full potential not only academically, but emotionally and socially as well. Ms. Pergola is thankful for the opportunity to become a part of the Ridgefield Public Schools faculty, and looks forward to working with the staff, students and families at Slocum Skewes this school year.