Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed. Regular Education Certification Special Education Certification Seeking Learning Disability Teacher Consultant Certification at Stockton University

Mrs. Cote

Welcome Back!

I am Mrs. Cote and I will be your child's teacher this year.  I am very excited to be back in school and at Donahue this year.  I have a Bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.  I have a Master's degree in the Arts of Teaching from Rhode Island College, with a dual certification in Elementary and Special Education.  I am currently working on a Learning Disability Teacher Consultant Certification from Stockton University. I have taught both fourth and fifth grade in Barnegat for the past six years.  I have had the pleasure of teaching fourth grade for fourteen years.  I will admit that fourth grade is my favorite. 

I am the daughter of a teacher, married to a teacher and mother to three busy kiddos.  Ricky, my oldest is starting his freshman year at Stockton.  Bella, my daughter is a sophomore at Cedar Creek High School.  Robby my youngest is in seventh grade at Galloway Township Middle School.  As a mother of three, I want you to know I will always understand your perspective as a parent.  I am right there with you, parenting through the strangest of times. This year is very special for many reasons, it is the first year in a new building as we launch our districts reconfiguration plan.  As we rebound from COVID and start hybrid/remote learning, I want you to know your child's safety and academics are the top priorities.  

Last but not least, I am excited to inform you that we will be hosting a student teacher from Stockton this year.  Welcome Miss Gonnella, we can't wait to learn with you!   We will do everything we can to make this year strong and safe for both our hybrid and remote students.  Please reach out with any questions or concerns.  While I may not be able to respond to you instantly,  I promise I will get back to you within 24 hours.

Looking forward to a great year!


Mrs. Cote & Miss Gonnella


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