About Immaculate Heart Of Mary Faculty


Ms Alice Butler - Mathematics, Grade 5 to 8

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Hello, my name is Alice Butler. I teach Grades 5 through 8 Mathematics. I have taught Grades 6 - 8 Science and ELA as well. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Child Study with an Area of Concentration in Mathematics. I also have two Master's degrees - one in Mathematics and Mathematics Education and a second degree in English Language Arts. I have been teaching for 35 years of which 23 are in Immaculate Heart of Mary School.

Ms Daphne Blain - Pre-K 4B

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My name is Daphne Blain. I have been teaching Pre-Kindergarten and Universal Pre-Kindergarten for the past three years. I graduated from Long Island University and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. My passion for teaching started early in my life and I enjoy working with children. Therefore I decided to start my path in Education by taking all my New York certification exams and applying for my Professional Certification. Currently, I am enrolling in a Master's program in Special Education. I am excited to grow as an educator and explore the field of Special Education. My education philosophy is to encourage a stimulating and safe learning environment. I want my students to walk out of my classroom as confident and positive individuals with the most valuable education that they can receive. Therefore, I want to ensure that a child's success is not based on how fast she or he can learn, but on each student's individual potential. I will make sure that each student grasps the concepts of what is being taught and encourage them to apply and incorporate such concepts into their everyday lives.

Ms Daniella Cavitolo - Pre-K 4A

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My name is Daniella Cavitolo. I am the new Pre-K4 teacher at IHM with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Florida. I am a first year teacher with a great deal of experience within all of the elementary grade levels. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and have always wanted to teach young students in my neighborhood catholic school. I am very eager to begin the school year so we can instill academic and catholic values within our young children that will help them make the most of their future. I believe that each classroom presents a unique community of learners that varies not only in abilities, but also in learning styles. My role as a teacher is to give children the tools with which to cultivate their own gardens of knowledge. To accomplish this goal, I will teach to the needs of each child so that all learners can feel capable and successful. I will present concepts that involve the interests of the children and makes learning relevant to life. I will incorporate themes, integrated units, group work, individual work, and hands-on learning in order to make children active learners. Finally, I will tie learning into the world community to help children become caring and active members of society.

Ms Genie Hernandez- Spanish

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My name is MariaEugenia Hernandez and I am the Spanish Teacher at IHM since September 2009. On 1979 I received my Bachelor Degree from Queens College, CUNY, in Elementary Education. I am also a certified Compliance Officer in Banking Regulation where I spend almost 20 years participating in developing the Spanish version of the Corporate Compliance Policy and training for Republic National Bank of New York. I was blessed with the opportunity to teach/train which I really love. To add to it, I was asked to travel world-wide implementing and enforcing the bilingual Corporate Compliance Policy for the bank. After retiring and while taking a long break, I had the opportunity to substitute teach in the Spanish program in St. Stanislaus Kotska School in Maspeth, Queens. When the teacher there became medically disabled, I was offered the permanent position, two days a week. Ms. Rooney then offered me an additional two days here at IHM. I love teaching because it is allowing me to teach children my native Spanish language, my roots and my culture. Most of all, I feel privileged to teach, to share and pass on to the children my belief and faith in God. We are all disciples of the Lord and I believe that being Catholic is living and practicing our religion in everything we do and say, especially in this volatile world of today. Therefore, teaching also represents part of my Catholic Service that I have always tried to practice and love doing.

Ms.Marie Cadotte - 2nd Grade

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My name is Marie Cadotte and this is my fourth year teaching second grade here at Immaculate Heart of Mary School. Before teaching, I worked in the sports and health field for 17 years. I graduated from St. John's University in 1997 with a Bachelor's degree in Sports Management and Health. I have been dancing for 33 years and have been teaching dance for 19 years. I enjoy being in the classroom. I am very out going and love to be involved in many activities in and around school. I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Education.