About the Teacher
Phone: 201.239.0939 extension 5131
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Cortese has been teaching at B.F. Gibbs School for thirteen years. She earned an undergraduate and graduate degree in literature, in addition to her certification in elementary education. She attended a variety of universities such as William Paterson University, Thames Valley University of London, England, and San Diego State College.
Ms. Cortese believes that traveling is yet another form of education, as she spends her free time exploring continents around the world! She has been to Africa, Asia, South America and Europe. One day dreams of traveling to India!
Ms. Cortese spends weekends with her family and friends, and attends her niece’s soccer, softball and basketball games. After that, you will almost always find her at an art museum, an independent theatre, a jazz venue, or a lecture in New York City.