• "Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their 
    students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging 
    them to create bridges of their own." -- 
    Nikos Kazantzakis 
    All About Me


     Hello! Welcome to my webpage!  My name is Karen Berecsky
    and I work with English Language Learners at Monroe Middle School. I graduated
    from Fairleigh Dickinson University where I earned my teaching certification
    and Bachelor's Degree in English.  As a young child I always had a desire
    to do great things and now I get to achieve that desire everyday with the
    children in Monroe Township.  I joined the wonderful staff at Mill Lake School
    in 2007.  Some of you may know me as Mrs. “B”. I had taught second
    grade for seven years, ESL for one year, third grade for three years and
    currently I am working with English Language learners at Woodland and the
    Middle School.  Before joining the Mill Lake team I worked for two years as a
    Middle School Literature teacher and left that position when I decided to start
    a family. While raising my young children I worked as a Director in an Early
    Learning Center that my children attended for 10 years. During that time
    I had three children;Steven, Brennan, and Graciella.  My two yongest children
    attend Monroe Schools since I am a Monroe Township resident.  My mission
    for our time together will be two-fold. It is my goal to provide each child with
    a strong and practiced foundation of learning and skills.  At the same time, it
    is my goal to listen and learn about each one of my students - to hear their
    voices and help them grow in confidence, friendships, social skills, and problem
    solving.  We will have a fun and exciting year and I cannot wait to meet you all!