Meet Mrs. Borquist
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    This is my fourteenth year teaching at Mill Lake School.  I have taught Kindergarten for five years prior to teaching second grade.  This is my ninth year teaching second grade and I am extremely eager to continue on this journey!  I graduated from Ramapo College with a degree in Psychology and Elementary Education. I have obtained my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Rutgers University.  

      During my career, I have had the opportunity to attend a weeklong conference at the University of Virginia where I learned a great deal about differentiated instruction.  More recently, I attended a weeklong institute on enrichment-based differentiated teaching at the University of Connecticut.  I believe that each child learns differently and it is best to have a differentiated learning environment. I believe that students benefit most by learning in a healthy and safe classroom environment in which students are capable of growing physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

    In my free time I love to spend time with my family and friends.  I love being outdoors!  I enjoy traveling.  Some of my favorite places have been: Italy, Spain, Disney World, Disney Land, Alaska, Costa Rica and Ireland!

    I will be available for questions and discussions through email, in person, or by phone.  The best way to reach me is through email at: mborquis@monroe.k12.nj.us.  Your child will have a “take-home” folder for parent-teacher communication.  This is another convenient way to communicate. 

    I look forward to a fun and exciting year!