Phone: 609-758-6800 Ext. 3408
Degrees and Certifications:
BS Psychology MA School Psychology
Mrs. Petria Funes
A little about me...
This is my 6th year at DWES, but it feels like I've been a member of the New Egypt family much longer. I am very grateful to be a part of this district and take pride in the many accomplishments I have witnessed along the way!
I am case manager for students with individualized education plans (IEPs) in grades 4 & 5 and several students who attend out of district schools. I also do group and individual counseling with our special education students. However, I am available to assist any student that needs social, emotional, or behavioral support. Additionally, I work together with our teachers to develop academic intervention and behavior plans.
Outside of school, I love my family time with my husband, 5 year old son, and infant daughter. We're big fans of the beach and Disney.
Finally, I believe...
*Effort can take you anywhere you want and I try to instill that value in our students
*Everyone struggles with something, whether it be math or reading, making friends, or keeping your cool. I will be the first to tell anyone what my weaknesses are (math!), but guess what, I made it! I hope that they understand that too.
*Compassion and empathy are two of the most valuable traits to sucess