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Ms. Cortez

Hi my name is Ms. Cortez and I have been teaching for almost 20 years in Jackson. I grew up in Jackson but settled in Forked River with my family. I enjoy teaching in my old home town of Jackson.  This will be my sixth year teaching Kindergarten and once again I am looking forward to all the  exploring, learning, and fun we will get to have during this school year. I love teaching and can't wait to help all my students become readers and writers. Together we will go on reading and writing adventures! 

When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my family. Some of the things I enjoy doing are going to the beach, crabing, horse back riding, gardening and spending time outside with my 4 dogs.  During the school year the chidlren will hear many funny stories about my pets and family. I look forward to getting to know each and every child in my class.