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Hello! My name is Ms. Dente! We are going to have a fabulous school year filled with learning and fun! I look forward to working with you during our classes together!

About Me: In May of 2014, I graduated summa cum laude from Ramapo College of New Jersey. There, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and returned as a post-baccalaureate student in September of 2014 to complete my practicum hours as a student teacher at Elementary School Number Ten in Belleville. Upon receiving my teaching certifications, I was nominated for the Distinguished Student Teacher Award that is given by the State of New Jersey. I was then hired as a resource room/inclusion teacher at Elementary School Number Eight in January of 2015 and have been one of the 504 coordinators and I&RS committee members for the building over the past few years. In May of 2017, I obtained a Master of Arts degree in special education from Ramapo College of New Jersey. I will also receive my Learning Disabilities Teacher - Consultant certificate from William Paterson University this December. My number one goal has always been for my students to succeed. Born, raised, and educated in Belleville, I want nothing more than to give back to the community that gave so much to me.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. My e-mail address is