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Ms. Dardano


Hi!  I am so happy to be teaching 3rd Grade!  I love to teach ELA - in a prior career I was a story editor, so it's right up my alley!  I also love to teach Social Studies - I think learning about other cultures and history are a lot of fun!

I grew up in Utica and attended UFA for high school.  I went to Hobart and William Smith for college and studied American history, English and film.  I also completed a program at NYU to learn about making movies, got a masters degree in education from the University of New Haven in Connecticut and earned a masters degree in Library Science from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania.  Can you tell I love school?!?!?!  I believe that continuously learning is an important factor in leading a productive and happy life!

The best thing in my life are my two sons, Frankie & Matt, and our beagle, Penny Lane.  I love to spend time with my family cooking, having family game night and visiting Walt Disney World!  I also love coffee (I run on Dunkin'!), to read (Barnes & Noble is my 2nd favorite place to visit!), and going to the movies!

I look forward to getting to know each of you, too!