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About Me
Ms. Tiboldo

Hi!  My name is Ms. Tiboldo.

The 2011-12 school year will be my eighth at Hackensack Middle School.  I love teaching Life Science at HMS, love my students, my classroom and the teachers with whom I work closely.

A little about myself.....
I am a native to the area as I still live across the Hackensack River in Teaneck, where I grew up and went to school.  I attended the Teaneck Public Schools and was active in many activities and sports, including Chorus, Basketball and Softball (yes, our arch-rivals were the Hackensack Comets!).  During the summer before my senior year in high school, I joined the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps and became an Emergency Medical Technician.  I have continued to volunteer with TVAC since then, and have served in many offices over the years including Captain, Lieutenant, and Trustee.  I am a veteran of over 2,600 emergency calls and have plenty of stories to share with my students.  I have also had several former students follow in my footsteps and become EMTs on their own, as well!  Giving back to the community is something that I hold very close to my heart.

After graduating from Teaneck High School, I attended Montclair State University, from which I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.  I began my teaching career at Community High School in Teaneck, where I taught Biology and GeoPhysical Science.  I taught for four years at CHS before coming to Hackensack Middle School.

In the spring of 2007, I decided to return to school to pursue graduate studies and earned my Masters of Science Degree in Educational Technology at Ramapo College.  I loved what I studied because I am able to use it in the classroom to enhance how my students learn science.  I even learned how to design this website in one of my classes!

On a personal note, I am the middle of three children and have an older brother and younger sister.  Both my siblings are married, with my brother and sister-in-law providing me with my niece and nephew.  My parents recently left the house in Teaneck that I grew up in and moved to South Jersey.  They have an exuberant chocolate shar-pei dog named Buddy, and I have two cats of my own, named Murray and Leon.  I am a Mets, Giants and Duke fan, and am a giant Star Wars geek.  My favorite book is "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" and I am obsessed with "Twilight" (thanks to my students!).  I love all kinds of music, though my students firmly believe that I only listen to classical tunes from Mozart and Beethoven!

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Last updated on October 17, 2011