Welcome to Mrs. Gray's website!!Today isSunday, May 16, 20219:13 PMbgray@marsd.orgPhone: 732-705-5400
Degrees and Certifications:
Speech & Hearing Science, BS Teacher of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, K-12 Teacher of the Handicapped, K-12 Elementary School Teacher, K-8
Mrs. Barbara Gray
Dear Parents and/or Guardians,
Welcome back to school. I am eager to get the year started and work with your student. I will be their Pull-out Resource room teacher for Social Studies. This is my 22nd year teaching. I have been with the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District for 14 years now. This is my 15th year in the district! I can't believe I'm that old. While I am teaching middle school special education, this is not where my journey began.
I earned my bachelor’s degree from Kean University, in Speech and Hearing Science with a K-12 teaching degree for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. I also have my teaching certificates for K-12 special education and K-8 elementary education. I have taught everything from Pre-K Deaf/Hard of Hearing and kindergarten multiple disabilities to high school. I have been an educator for students in 1st-12th grades in resource rooms and in-class resource settings (Math, Pre-Algebra, US History 2, English 9, LAL, Science, Spanish, Chemistry, and Social Studies). I’ve taught middle school students with behavior disabilities in a self-contained classroom for 5 years, and pioneered the Orton Gillingham program, grades 9-12, in Michigan. I have even interpreted sign language for a 4th grade student who had a cochlear implant.
Personally, I am a wife and mother of four. My husband and I recently celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. My oldest, Collin, is a freshman at Messiah University and majoring in Congregational Ministries. I have twin girls (Allison and Madelyn) that are entering sixth grade and our baby, Lauren, is going to third grade at Ravine Drive. We have two dogs and two turtles, not to mention our classroom pets (two fish tanks and a hermit crab tank). Our kids are active in after school activities, so we are very familiar with the challenges of getting everything done. However, as long as we keep education in the forefront, stay involved and encourage them to do their best, they will succeed.
If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to contact me. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit my webpage for resources and further contact information.
Your Partner in Education,
Mrs. Barbara Gray