Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Giovanna De Grazio

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 Dear Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year! I am very pleased to inform you that I will be co-teaching 5th grade Math and ELA with Mrs. Hande Drexler and Miss Amber Rodriguez this year. I will also be co-teaching 6th grade Math with Mrs. Kendall Russo. What an exciting year this is going to be working with you, your children, Mrs. Drexler/Miss Rodriguez and Mrs. Russo! Mrs. Drexler, Miss Rodriguez, Mrs. Russo and I plan on delivering the best education to your child and fellow classmates this year, in a positive and caring classroom setting :)

My family and I have been living in Barnegat for 9 years. Prior to moving to Barnegat, I lived in Florida, which is where my three children were born. Yes, they grew up going to Disney constantly!! I am originally from Northern New Jersey in Essex County. I have been working in the Barnegat School District for 6 years. I am certified in General Education (K-8), Special Education (K-8) and have a Masters of Art in Special Education.

I have three children: Dylan, Jake ( 14 year old twin sons and in ninth grade), and my daughter, Brooke(12 years old and in seventh grade). Prior to having children, I taught middle school in West Orange, NJ, grades 6, 7, and 8th. There I taught Special Education and Inclusion classes. I loved it!!!! I took time off from teaching when I had my children and stood home to raise them.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, watching movies, going to sporting events for my children, decorating, vacationing, and reading/researching new topics of interest.

It is my goal to maintain the same high expectations and academic rigor that Mrs. Drexler, Miss Rodriguez and I have set forth in prior years.

Please feel free to contact me at, Class DoJo or at (609) 660-7500, should you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Thank you and again I am so excited to be working with you, your child, Mrs. Drexler, Miss Rodriguez, and Mrs. Russo for the 2020-2021 school year.


Mrs. Giovanna De Grazio 

Best way to contact: Class Dojo or Email (


Google Classroom Codes:

Drexler’s/DeGrazio HR (5th Grade): apbnjsg (Math/Science)

Rodriguez/Drexler’s HR (5th Grade): uj5h2wd (ELA/SS)

Russo/ DeGrazio (6th Grade): fflb2kz (Per. 1-2 Math)