Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Kristina Ippolito

This is my second year teaching at Hillside as a special education teacher. I am so proud to work in this community, surrounded by dedicated staff, parents, and students. Prior to Hillside, I worked in the South Bronx in a variety of classroom settings (second grade ICT, 1-2 self contained, K-2 self contained, 2-3 self contained). I’ve also worked at Alpine Learning Group in New Jersey, a specialized school that supports students who have autism. There I provided instruction through ABA therapy. I am dual certified in Elementary Education (1-6) and Special Education (1-6). I also have a masters degree in Literacy (B-6). 

This is a very exciting time in my life, as I am planning my wedding! I can’t wait to get married next July and enjoy the summer traveling (which is long overdue!) We will be visiting both Italy and Greece. I can’t wait to add to my spectacular snow globe collection for each city that we travel!

I’m extremely excited to join Mrs. Fejer in the Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) setting. I will continue to use differentiation, balanced literacy, and direct instruction approaches to ensure that each child reaches their full potential. I believe that learning should be fun and interactive.