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Ms. Denise O'Connell
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The Belle Harbor School
Rockaway Beach, New York
Class Information:
Room Number: 352
Students per Class: 800
Technology Teacher
Personal Information:
Why Do I Teach?:
I teach because I love a good story! A good storyteller can always excite students about a topic. The noticeable exuberance displayed by a teacher can be infectious and spread through the room like a plague. It still surprises me when a student comes up to me years later and tells me that I got them hooked on history or technology. Itís nice to know that you made a difference in someoneís life, so few get the experience of being told it. I happen to be lucky enough to work with children, they share their feelings willingly.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 10 %
     Average: 50 %
     High-achiever: 35 %
     Special Needs: 5 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 96 %
     Hispanic: 1 %
     African American: 2 %
     Asian: 1 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 25 %
ESL Enrollment:: 2 %
Average number of students in class:: 30 students
Number of students I teach:: 120 students