Degrees and Certifications:

Teacher of Preschool through Grade 3 Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-6 Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Ms. Kristel Gallagher

My name is Ms. Kristel Gallagher. This is my fifth year in the Manville School District and I am extremely grateful to be part of such a wonderful family. I am very excited to continue my career in Manville as the third and fourth-grade LLD teacher at Roosevelt. 

I was born and raised in Mendham, NJ, and graduated from West Morris Mendham High School in 2014. I attended Rider University where I majored in Elementary Education and Psychology and minored in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. I graduated in 2018 with certifications in Elementary Education (K-6), Early Childhood Education (P-3), and Special Education. I  began my teaching career in the Clinton Township School District, where I taught as a first-grade general education teacher in an inclusion classroom. I then went on to teach here in Manville. I spent two years teaching in a second-grade inclusion classroom as a special education teacher and have spent the last 2 years as the LLD teacher at Roosevelt. I am a lifelong learner and I believe that it is extremely important to keep myself up to date on the best practices in the field of education. 

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, being the Director of the Summer Camp in my town, reading, watching Netflix, doing DIY projects around my house, walking my dog Drake and cleaning! I am looking forward to continuing my educational adventure in such an amazing community! 

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