SECOND GRADE TEACHER
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Danielle Lamonica, Second Grade Teacher in Westchester, NY, has wanted to be a teacher all of her life. Dedicated to her passion for teaching, Danielle has always had a strong love and desire to work with children. A Fabulous Working Female in every way, Danielle shows us that when we work hard and remain true to who we are, we can get to exactly where we want to be and do what we love.
Tell us about yourself!
Hello! My name is Danielle LaMonica. A little about me- I received my associates degree in Early Childhood Education at Dutchess Community college and then transferred to SUNY Oneonta to receive my bachelor’s degree in childhood education. While being a full-time student, I also worked at a daycare center with infants, which was one of my favorite jobs (before becoming a teacher). I then went on to receive my master’s degree a year later.
What inspired you to become a teacher?
I have always known I wanted to be a teacher. Ever since I was a kid, I would pretend I was the teacher and my stuffed animals were my students. As I got older, I loved being around kids and found it so interesting to see how they made sense of the world around them. I especially love teaching the primary grades, which is why I was thrilled to get a job as a second grade teacher in Westchester. I have been teaching in Westchester for about 4 years.
Can you describe what makes you feel FABULOUS when teaching/being a teacher?
There are so many things that make me feel fabulous as a teacher. When my students have that “ah-ha” moment- when something that’s been challenging for them finally makes sense. Or getting drawings that say “You’re my favorite teacher”. Or just seeing their smiling faces in the morning knowing that they’re excited to come to school. I am so thankful for having a job that I truly love.