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
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 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.
STARTING in HAWORTH: 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 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 years, as well as second grade.
TECH TEACHER: Initially I taught K - 6th grades in the old tech lab. 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 (BSI.) I'll be returning to teaching 2nd grade for 2019 - 2020.
Family Background: Both of my children are graduates of Montclair State University, my daughter is a Speech & Language
Pathologist for preschool children and my son has moved to Boston.