Mr. Joseph Messina

NAME: Mr. Joseph Messina

SCHOOL: Orchard Hills

CLASS: 4th Grade


About The Teacher

I was born and raised in New Haven, CT and then moved to Woodbridge for 1 year.  After 
graduating high school I attended Loyola University in New Orleans, LA and 
obtained a BA in Psychology.  Prior to teaching elementary school, I was a
preschool teacher. I also worked as a recruiter in different fields for five
years.  Because I loved teaching and working with children, I decided
to go back to school and obtain my Masters Degree in Elementary Education.  I
attended The University of New Haven and graduated in 2006. I have been
married for just over 9 years and have a daughter named Lilly. 
She will be entering 2nd grade this year and loves to play soccer.   I have a Sixth 
Year Degree in Holistic Thinking from The Graduate Institute. My teaching philosophy was 
greatly impacted by this program. In my classroom I strive to teach 
the "whole student". I have taught prek, second, third and now fourth grade. I 
understand where the students are coming from and am eager to move them
forward with their learning. 
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