My Biography
Dear Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year! I am very pleased to inform you that I will be co-teaching with Mrs. Sue Mayo , Mrs. Hande Drexler and Mrs. Alena Mohr this year. What an exciting year this is going to be working with you, your children, Mrs. Mayo , Mrs. Drexler and Mrs. Mohr! Mrs. Mayo, Mrs. Drexler, Mrs. Mohr and I plan on delivering the best education to your child and fellow classmates this year, in a positive and caring classroom setting :)

My family and I have been living in Barnegat for 7 years. Prior to moving to Barnegat, I lived in Florida, which is where my three children were born. Yes, they grew up going to Disney constantly!! I am originally from Northern New Jersey in Essex County. I have been working in the Barnegat School District for approximately 5 years. I am certified in General Education (K-8), Special Education (K-8) and have a Masters of Art in Special Education.

I have three children: Dylan, Jake ( 12 year old twin sons and in seventh grade), and my daughter, Brooke(ten years old and in fifth grade). Prior to having children, I taught middle school in West Orange, NJ, grades 6, 7, and 8th. There I taught Special Education and Inclusion classes. I loved it!!!! I took time off from teaching when I had my children and stood home to raise them.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach, watching movies, going to sporting/dancing events for my children, vacationing, and reading/researching new topics of interest.

It is my goal to maintain the same high expectations and academic rigor that Mrs. Mayo, Mrs. Drexler,Mrs. Mohr  and I have set forth in prior years.

Please feel free to contact me at or at (609) 660-8900, should you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Thank you and again I am so excited to be working with you, your child, Mrs. Mayo, Mrs. Drexler and Mrs. Mohr for the 2018-2019 school year.



Mrs. Giovanna De Grazio