Grade 5

About Miss Moro:

 

Hello there! I am so excited to be the new fifth-grade teacher at Cushing Community School beginning this fall!

I was born and raised in a small suburb in southern New Jersey just minutes outside of Philadelphia. In December of 2012, I moved to the beautiful town of Rockland, and that’s currently where I reside with my two rescue dogs, Cam and Mattie. When I’m not teaching, I spend my spare time running a small photography business, as well as crafting, hiking, and traveling.

 I completed my student teaching experience in the second-grade classroom here at CCS, and after graduating from the University of Maine at Augusta, I spent time teaching fourth and fifth grade in a remote, native village in Alaska. Needless to say, I’m very excited to return to Midcoast Maine.

From a very young age, I knew that I wanted to work with children. Positive learning experiences are an essential part of the learning process, and I hope to help the fifth-grade students of CCS on their journey of becoming lifelong learners. I love to watch children flourish not only as students, but as members of society, too!

 

Why do you enjoy teaching 5th grade?

             I enjoy teaching 5th graders because they make my time in the classroom enjoyable, interesting, and challenging in the best way possible. There’s truly never a dull moment when you work with 10-11 year-olds. They have a great sense of humor, they still get excited about learning, they’re a wonderful blend of independent and dependent, and they’re capable of having deep, thoughtful discussions during both whole class and small group interaction.

 

What are your favorite student units?

            I thoroughly enjoy teaching (and still learning about) early U.S. History. I’ve always been fascinated by the American Revolution era, and I feel that living in historical New England makes it even more relatable for some students. I also enjoy teaching reading. I’m an avid reader myself, and I believe that any child can find a love of reading if they are given the proper tools to find the right genre, author, or reading material that interests them.