Hello and welcome! My name is Mrs. Kathleen Boger and I teach English at Lenape High School. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education K-12 and I am Highly Qualified in English. While studying at William Paterson I played soccer and basketball for the Pioneers. After graduating, I continued my education and earned 30 credits in the field of Counseling while teaching at Morris County School of Technology. This will be my 19th year teaching (5th year at Lenape). I have two master's degrees from Centenary University - one in Educational Practice the other in Reading and Supervision. I am currently finishing my Principal Certification.
I chose to pursue teaching as a career because my teachers and coaches have made a positive impact on my life and I would like to do the same for others. By the end of each day, I want to know that I taught my students important lessons: whether it is a life skill, or showed them the difference between right and wrong. Making an impact on children’s lives is beyond words: the feeling won’t last for a day, but it will last for a lifetime.
My teaching philosophy isn’t strictly based on one teaching method. Just as there isn’t one way of learning, there isn’t just one way of teaching. It is imperative not to become a traditionalist in the world of education and to be open and flexible to new teaching ideas; to be a life-long learner. I have experienced that relating curriculum to students on a personal level while incorporating differentiated instruction enhances student engagement, which is only beneficial in the learning process. Being in the field of special education I am able to collaboratively work with many of my co-workers, which has enabled me to learn new ideas and observe other teaching styles.
Besides my love for teaching, I truly value family. I am the youngest of four girls and have been married to my husband, Micheal, for 13 years. Together we share a beautiful home in Medford with our 2 handsome sons, Michael Jr. "MJ" and Mason, and our beautiful daughter, Kiley Rae! We also have two Goldendoodles - Scar and Barkley. "What I love most about my home, is who I share it with".
Looking forward to another great school year!
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Instructor: Mrs. Kathleen Boger