• Welcome to Mrs. Gertler's Class Homepage!
    Where we reach for the stars!

    Email: gertler@mendhamboroschools.org      Phone:  973-543-4251, ext. 605


    Today is
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021
            Welcome to our Shining Stars homepage!  I am very excited to be working with your children this year and I look forward to getting to know you and your family better.  Together, we will make this a great year for your children.


    My Teaching Philosophy Red Star
    Teaching young learners has been my passion since my first student teaching experience. It was then that I truly realized the importance of children's early exposure to formal learning and the degree to which that experience would impact them throughout their educational careers. For the past Twenty years, I have devoted myself to creating that all-important early experience; shaping, molding and nurturing each student to become excited, confident and secure in themselves, in their ability to learn, and in their love of learning.

    My educational philosophy centers around three core themes:

    Empowerment Blue Star
    I believe that the classroom must be a place where children feel encouraged to experience the joy of learning, where they develop strong and positive self-esteem and where they actively take part in their own learning process.

    Comfort Blue Star
    I believe that the classroom environment must be a place where children feel safe to express themselves, to take risks, to ask questions and be rewarded for the learning effort, not just for the correct response.

    Individuality Blue Star
    I believe that the teacher and the teaching methodologies must adapt to the child; the child should not be required to adapt to the teacher or to the methodologies being imposed.