Hello! Thank you for taking a moment to visit my web page! My name is Cara Sapiezynski, and I am very enthusiastic about my work as a special education teacher at Dr. Gerald H. Woehr Elementary School. I'd like to take this opportunity to share a little bit about me and some of my experiences prior to coming to the Plumsted Township School District.
I am a graduate of Rutgers University where I earned my B.A. in English and my M. Ed. in elementary education with subject matter specialization in middle school language arts literacy. I began my teaching career as a basic skills teacher of language arts literacy at a middle school in Jamesburg Public Schools. During this experience, I worked closely with at risk learners, and, in the process, I learned something about myself: I have a very big heart when it comes to helping students who are struggling to find success in their learning. I quickly realized that I was meant to be a special education teacher.
After returning to Rutgers University to complete an endorsement program in special education, my husband and I relocated to the DC metropolitan area, where we lived for several years. During our time in northern Virginia, I worked as a special education teacher at an elementary school in Arlington County. In this position, I served as a resource teacher, in-class support teacher, self-contained teacher, and case manager. While we cherished the time we spent down in Virginia, we were thrilled to make the move back to the state we consider home. In moving back to New Jersey, I had the opportunity to serve as a special education reading teacher in Westfield Public Schools prior to beginning in the Plumsted Township School District in 2015. Over the past couple of years, I completed a practicum and coursework in order to obtain certification as a Wilson Reading System Dyslexia Practitioner. I am excited to implement all that I have learned through this certification program in order to best serve my students.
Through my various experiences in teaching, I have learned a lot about myself as an educator, and love that I have had the opportunity to learn and grow, much like our students, with each new experience. I know that you, as parents and guardians, are your child's first teachers. I look forward to working in collaboration with you to have a wonderful year. I am delighted to welcome some familiar faces, as well as get to know some terrific new students as I work with students across second through fourth grade this school year. Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me!