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Mrs. Makarewicz

Kindergarten Teacher 

 "Educating All Students Today For Tomorrow's Future"
About Mrs. Makarewicz,
  My mother was a teacher. I can remember walking from my middle school, to her elementary classroom and helping out at the end of each day. I enjoyed working in the classroom, reading to the students, and helping out in other various ways. When I began considering a profession teaching was one of my first choices.
I attended Keene State College in New Hampshire where I earned degrees in Elementary Education, Special Education, and American Studies. I earned my master’s degree in Reading from the University of St. Joseph’s here in Connecticut.
I began teaching in Hinsdale, New Hampshire as a Special Education teacher in 2001. In 2003, I relocated to Connecticut as a Special Education teacher at Maple Hill. In 2004, I became a classroom teacher at Andrew Avenue, and taught half day Kindergarten. In 2006, I moved to Western with the start of our full day Kindergarten program, and I have been here ever since.
Kindergarten students are the best!
Kindergarten is a fun grade to teach! It is amazing to me how much students learn and grow, over the year in Kindergarten. From learning the letters in the Fall, to becoming readers by the Spring, these students accomplish so much!