Degrees and Certifications:

  • Ms. Terry Leeshock

    Kindergarten Teacher

    2020 - 2021

     Bachelors Degree: Certified Elementary Teacher K - 8

    Early Childhood Specialization: Nursery - 3rd grade 

    Masters in Teaching from Marygrove College

    CPR & AED Certified      201-384-5526 ext. 35015


    My Bio

            EARLY NEWS:  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. Following my son's birth who's currently 26 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 programs,

    as well as, summer camp (Pre-K – grade 3) with 200 families. My responsibilities included welcoming new families, hiring staff, lifeguards, holding

    staff meetings, planning our weekly themed activities and arranging trips and special programs for our monthly calendar.

         STARTING in HAWORTH: Following 18 years in the private setting, I started at Haworth Public School as an instructional aide

    in first grade, when Mrs. DiCarlo took her first maternity leave. Since 1999, I have been teaching here in various capacities

    depending on student needs and numbers.  I have taught Kindergarten for 7 years, as well as second grade.

          TECH TEACHER: I taught K - 6th grades in the old tech lab then when our brand new primary lab first opened in 2014,

    I worked with grades K -  3.  After teaching second grade 2018-19, I returned to the computer lab to teach Kindergarten

    through 4th grade while continuing to work on basic skills instruction (BSI.) Last year I taught 2nd grade

    and for this year 2020 - 2021 I'm returning to my first love - Kindergarten. 

         Family Background: Both of my children are graduates of Montclair State University, my daughter is a Speech & Language 

    Pathologist currently working with early intervention and my son now lives in Boston.