Phone: (609) 660-7500 Ext. 2037
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Rutgers University Ed.M. Rutgers University Certification: N-8 (Early Childhood/Elementary Education)
Mrs. Michelle Kazanowsky
This is now my 18th year here in Barnegat, and my 20th year of teaching overall! I spent seventeen years at Brackman, teaching sixth and seventh grade Social Studies before moving to fifth grade ELA and Social Studies this year. I am very excited about our new 5/6 building and look forward to a new school year, working with you as a team in order to help your child transition successfully into our school. Please contact me at any time to discuss your student’s progress or any other concerns you may have--email is the best way to reach me. I will send out important announcements for class via Remind 101. Send a text to 81010 and type the message @mrskazan to join. Our Google Classroom codes are as follows: Kazanowsky's HR is okeginp and Durning's HR is nknyxp6.
Sharing my love of reading and writing with your child and encouraging discussion, self-expression, and reflection are all important aspects of our ELA classroom. In terms of Social Studies, teaching the students about the foundation our great nation was built upon is exciting--I hope to transfer that enthusiasm about history and civics to the kids throughout the year through both individual and small group activities and assignments.
Please let me know if you have any artifacts or resources that may be interesting for us to see. I would also love to have guest speakers come into class or show the students anything that may correlate to what we are learning about!