Mrs. Gitto 3rd Grade
Phone: 201-262-0191 Ext. 7178
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Degree in Psychology ~ Rutgers College Post-Baccalauraete Certificate of Advanced Study in Education ~ St. Thomas Aquinas College
Debbie Gitto attended Rutgers University where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a focus on Elementary Education. She also attended St. Thomas Aquinas College where she received a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Advanced Study in Education. Mrs. Gitto began teaching 3rd Grade in New Milford in 1995 at Berkley Street School when it was still a K-3 building. Her first classroom was where the main office is now! Mrs. Gitto has taught 2nd and 3rd grade since returning to Berkley Street School in 2011, and has been a teacher in New Milford for a total of 20 years.
Mrs. Gitto’s classroom is a vibrant environment where students are valued, nurtured, and encouraged daily to reach their full potential. Her classroom library includes a wide variety of book collections that span many levels of reading. Colorful and organized book bins invite students to develop their love of reading. In math, she incorporates a concrete, hands-on approach to instruction. She fosters an atmosphere where learning is student-centered and student-driven, as children explore and discover that learning is exciting. Kindness is a daily focus & expectation. Debbie Gitto takes pride in being a teacher of the New Milford School District. Learning & growth is always in progress as students realize that they can do anything they set their minds to achieve!
"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." ~ Lady Johnson, Former 1st Lady