Hello! I'm Mrs. Udice and I am trilled to be teaching third grade for my 11th year at Hillside Elementary. Before leaping into teaching elementary school, I was actually a professional choreographer. I have traveled around the country teaching dance to children and adults, before settling in New York where I choreographed for the New York Dragons Arena Football Team and the New York Islanders Ice Girls. After all that jumping, spinning, and hip hopping, I decided I wanted to teach, but with my feet planted firmly on the floor. I earned a Masters of Science from Touro College in General and Special Education. I waltzed from various schools looking for the right place to rest my weary feet, when I stumbled upon a little school called Hillside. I fell in love with the warm, friendly atmosphere, and I knew I had found a place where I could hang up my dancing shoes and put on my knew hat as "school" teacher, instead of "dance" teacher. I enjoy teaching our third grade curriculum and watching my students learn and grow. I now only dance in my spare time with my husband and three sons, Joseph (18), Jayden (14), and James (3)!