Degrees and Certifications:
Elementary Education Early Childhood Certification Glassboro State College Master of Arts in Teaching Marygrove College
Ms. Terry Leeshock
Basic Skills Instructor
Grades K - 4
2018 - 2019
My teaching career began immediately after graduating from what is now Rowan University,
previously Glassboro State College. I started as a Kindergarten teacher at a private school called Suburban Hills
in Parsippany, NJ. Right after having my son who is currently 25 years old, I became Director of Education at
Suburban Hills School in West Orange, NJ. I was in charge of the year round nursery and kindergarten school programs,
as well as, summer camp (Pre-K – grade 3) with 200 families. My responsibilities included hiring staff, lifeguards, holding
staff meetings, planning our weekly themed activities and arranging special programs for our calendar. Following 18 years
in the private setting, I came to Haworth Public School as an instructional aide in first grade, when Mrs. DiCarlo went on
maternity leave. Since 1999, I have been teaching here in various capacities depending on student needs and numbers.
I have taught several years in Kindergarten, technology and second grade. I became technology teacher once again
when our primary lab first opened in 2014. After teaching second grade last year, I'm returning to the computer lab to
teach computer to Kindergarten through 4th grade students, and continue to work with students on their basic skills (BSI).
Both of my children are graduates of Montclair State University, my daughter, age 30, is a Speech & Language
Pathologist for preschool aged children and my son has moved to Boston.