About the Teacher
Phone: 201-262-0191 Ext. 7178
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Degree in Psychology ~ Rutgers College Post-Baccalauraete Certificate of Advanced Study in Education ~ St. Thomas Aquinas College
Deborah Gitto received a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers, The State University, in New Jersey, as well as a Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Elementary Education from Saint Thomas Aquinas College in New York. She currently teaches 3rd grade at Berkley Street School, after teaching 2nd grade as well. Debbie Gitto had previously taught 3rd grade at Berkley for nearly 10 years from 1995 to 2005. During that time, she served as a Key-Note Speaker at the COSAC 16th Annual Conference where she collaboration with the Alpine Learning Group to lecture on the role of the classroom teacher in the education of students with Autism.
Mrs. Gitto’s teaching career at Berkley Street School is been both rewarding and inspiring. Her classroom library includes a wide variety of book collections that span many levels of reading. Colorful and organized books bins invite students to develop their love of reading. In math, she incorporates a concrete, hands-on approach to instruction.
Mrs. Gitto’s classroom is a vibrant environment where students are valued, nurtured, and encouraged daily to reach their full potential. She fosters an atmosphere where learning is student-centered and student-driven as children explore and discover that learning is exciting. Kindness is a daily focus & expectation. Debbie Gitto takes pride in being a teacher of the New Milford School District. She looks forward to a continued career at Berkley Street School where she first began teaching in 1995.