Title: Reading Teacher
Company: Pleasantville Public Schools
Location: Mays Landing, New Jersey, United States
Hope Bernstein, Reading Teacher at Pleasantville Public Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in reading instruction.
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Kean University in New Jersey, Ms. Bernstein followed with a master’s degree in professional studies in reading and writing in 1998 from Manhattanville College, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Long Island University (LIU), and a master’s degree in educational technology from Rowan University. In addition, she earned a certificate in the education of the gifted and talented from LIU.
Since 2019, Ms. Bernstein has excelled as a reading specialist skilled in reading workshop, educational technology, data analysis, reading comprehension and reading intervention. She provided superior education as a basic skills teacher in North Field from 2016 to 2019, a reading specialist from 2019 to 2021 with Principle Academy Charter in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey and currently as a reading teacher with Pleasantville Public Schools in New Jersey. In addition, she has served with Varsity Tutors LLC since 2018. Ms. Bernstein’s professional memberships include the International Literacy Association (ILA), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the New Jersey Education Association and the National Education Association.
Ms. Bernstein attributes her success to hard work and not giving up. She was inspired to enter the educational field by her sixth-grade teacher, who motivated and encouraged her when she was experiencing difficulty in reading. She considers her most notable achievement overcoming her own difficulties in reading during her elementary years, and becoming a teacher in reading, now studying for her third master’s degree. Ms. Bernstein’s goal in the coming years is to continue helping her students realize that they can do it, to give them positive reinforcements and make them proud of themselves.
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