Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
About Mrs. Van Lenten . . .
I attended the University of Rhode Island, where I earned a
Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Psychology.
I also attended Montclair State University (NJ) where I
completed numerous graduate level courses
in the area of Educational Psychology.
I have been teaching for 16 and a half years.
I taught in northern New Jersey for 6 and a half years
before moving to Goldsboro, NC in June 2006.
I have taught for 10 years in NC.
I have taught 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade,
as well as Preschool and middle school math (grades 6-8).
I taught 3rd grade for two years at Eastern Wayne Elementary.
I have taught 5th grade at Northeast Elementary for 8 years now.
Some other things you may like to know about
Mrs. Van Lenten:
I have one daughter - who is 7.5 years old (Aug 2016) and is now in 2nd grade
I have one son - who is now 4.5 years old (Aug 2016) and is in Pre-K
I collect pigs - pig figurines that is - not the real ones! :)
I have one younger sister who lives in Colorado
I LOVE chocolate - all forms of chocolate - especially M&Ms (peanut M&Ms are my favorite!)
I LOVE ice cream! If it's some sort of chocolate ice cream that's even better! And I love ice cream in a waffle cone....YUMMY!
I am not a very good cook (luckily my husband is!)
I like for things to be neat and organized - although my desk in my classroom never seems to look this way!
my favorite color to wear is red
I like to shop (expect grocery shopping)
my favorite type of books to read are nonfiction books - I enjoy learning new facts
I really enjoy learning about history
my favorite subjects are . . . math, science, history . . . and I need to be able to read to learn about each of them! (I really do like all subjects, as they each are so important.)
- I love to take LOTS of pictures!
Have any other questions? Please ask me!
"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn." - John Cotton Dana