My Biography
Dear Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year! I am very pleased to inform you that I will be co-teaching with Mrs. Sue Mayo and Mrs. Hande Drexler this year. What an exciting year this is going to be working with you, your children, Mrs. Mayo and Mrs. Drexler! Mrs. Mayo, Mrs. Drexler 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 6 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 and we will be going back to visit in November-they are very excited!!! I am originally from Northern New Jersey in Essex County. I have been working in the Barnegat School District for approximately 4 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 (eleven year old twin sons entering Brackman Middle School as Sixth Graders in September), and my daughter, Brooke(nine years old going into Fourth Grade at Donahue). 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, 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, and Mrs. Drexler for the 2017-2018 school year.



Mrs. Giovanna De Grazio