Mrs. Eszter Fejer

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Mrs. Eszter Fejer

This is my 13th year teaching FIRST GRADE at Hillside.  I have been teaching for 16 years.  Prior to coming to Hillside, I taught in both general and special education roles, working with grades 3-5.  I am dual certified in Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (K-12).  I also have a Masters degree in Literacy Education. 

This November, I will be celebrating my 17th anniversary with my best friend.  My husband and I are blessed to have four beautiful girls, ages 12, 9, 6 and 29 months.  I love spending time with my family and I enjoy traveling - though I haven't been able to do it so much with little ones. I am a collector of children's books and I have lots of favorites to recommend! 

It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway, I LOVE TEACHING FIRST GRADE!  This year I am returning to teaching the ICT (Integrated Co-Teaching) class, which is a model that I've taught all but one of my 12 years at Hillside (last year I taught the Collaborative Learning Classroom and partnered with 1st & 2nd grade Learning Lab). I will be partnering with the same colleague I worked closely with last year, Ms. Kristina Ippolito.  I'm very passionate about advocating for students' individual needs and I strive to instill confidence and a love of learning in even my most timid friends.

 

Now to answer the question many tend to have ... How do you pronouce your name?

ESZTER - is pronounced the same as "Ester" or "Esther" - just spelled in Hungarian (which is my background)

FEJER - my maiden name - is pronounced "Fayer" or as some students in the past have said "Fair, because you're so fair!" - I'll take it! :)