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Mrs. Mimi Ciesielski
Welcome to my home page! My given name is Maryellen, but everyone calls me Mimi. I currently reside in Medford, New Jersey with husband Don and my two cats, Ronday and Tiki, who are named for the former football players. Most importantly, I am a Giants fan! I am the mother of 3 grown men and just recently became a grandmother! I am an empty nester. All my sons have moved from home and are thankfully gainfully employed!
I have been teaching for 20 plus years. I have been teaching in Pemberton Township since 2007. When Pemberton Borough Schools closed many the teachers and staff came to Pemberton Township. I started teaching at the high school, teaching the Wilson Reading Program. I taught in the high school for several years. I then transferred to Harker-Wylie School. I have been teaching here for 6 years. Orginally, when I came to Harker Wylie School, I taught in the kindergarten and 1st grade classes as the inclusion special education teacher. When an opening for a general education, 1st grade teacher became available I jumped at the chance to teach in a 1st grade general education classroom. My passion is teaching reading and 1st grade is the grade where reading is so important. I love teaching 1st grade because it gives me a chance to help students love school and learn to think of school as a wonderful place to learn and grow, not only academically, but socially.
It is very important to me to have the parents involved in the learning process. I like to tell the parents of my students , that they are the home team and I am the school team. Together we can work to make our children successful!