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My name is Vanessa Esteves and I am so excited to start teaching in HIllside this year. This will be my 7th year teaching, however my first year with this district. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to teach 3rd grade this year (because it is my absolute favorite grade to teach) 

I have my Masters in Elementary Education from New Jersey City University. 

I also am a certified in yoga with a specialization in children/teen yoga. I tell you this because I like to include mindfulness practices in the classroom and give students positive  coping strategies to help them deal with any stress they may face in their fday to day lives that will last them a liifetime. 

I am looking forward to a positive year where respect is shown in the classroom daily and high expectaions are held for all students. 


It is extremely important that all parents please join our CLASSDOJO and be active on it as this is my quickest and most used form of communication with you and everthing that is happeneing in our class. 


Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions via CLASSDOJO or email me at [email protected]




Our Special Schedule:

  • Monday:         ART
  • Tuesday:        GYM (Please wear sneakers)
  • Wednesday:   World Landguage 
  • Thursday:       Music
  • Friday:            GYM (Please wear sneakers)



Some helpful 3rd grade resources: