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Happy New School Year!!!!!

Hello parents and guardians to Room 8 webpage. My name is Michelle O’Connell and I will have the privilege of teaching your child this year. 

A bit about me, I graduated from Georgian Court University in 2012, and have been in the classroom since.  This is my third year as a full time teacher, and I have many ideas to make this year educational and fun for all here in Room 8.   I live in Ocean County and love the beach.  As long as the sun is out, I will be on the beach!  My love of teaching was introduced to me by my mother where she encouraged me to follow my dream. 

We have a great year ahead of us! We will start by reviewing some information learned last year, and then the new lessons begin.  Middle school is a fun time where we learn to help each other learn to the best of our abilities.   I believe reading and writing skills need to be reinforced here in school and at home.  So, please allow your child to read to their siblings, to you and of course to themselves. 

Parental involvement is extremely important for the success of our students.   Together, we have an amazing job to educate and nurture these children to be the best they can.  I look forward to get to know each and every one of my student’s parents and working with you throughout the year.  Please feel free to contact me here in school at (609) 877-4111 ext. 269 or email me at  


Please keep checking for updates about our classroom!!