Elizabeth Grimaldi, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction
Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!
I am very pleased to join the administrative team of the Cranbury School this year, in the role of Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction.
About Me: For the past twenty-six years, as a teacher of English/Language Arts in grades 3-12, across private and public educational settings, I have focused on enhancing whole child development by improving student literacy through rich literature and writing discovery, and am grateful to have the opportunity to share this passion and experience with my colleagues. My enthusiasm for supporting student achievement at the Cranbury School will continue in my new role as Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction. My professional focus will continue to center on the goal of raising the quality of literacy instruction across disciplines and grade levels, while improving articulation to support our learners. Look for my vision to continue to appear through a broad range of enrichment opportunities for our students, as well.
Education: Rutgers University, B.A., English; Rutgers Graduate School of Education, M.Ed., English Education; Rutgers GSE, Supervision, New Jersey Writing Project graduate.
Educational Philosophy: Teachers have the opportunity to build a more democratic and just society by creating classrooms in which students are encouraged to think critically and for themselves, communicate effectively and exhibit empathy in an effort to unite themselves to the experiences of others across the globe. I feel a profound responsibility to seek new avenues for enlivening the practice of our teachers in the all important work of engaging students in the journey to becoming lifelong learners. Curriculum will continue to evolve so as to reflect our advancements as we prepare our students to be influencers of the 21st century. We are committed to supporting the development of the core SEL competencies among our students, and our goal is that our curriculum will reflect this critical set of skills, most essential for career readiness.