Meet Mrs. Nowinski
I am very excited to be teaching first grade this year! This is my ninth year teaching first grade. I taught second grade for one the year before I stared in first grade. For the three years prior to that I was the Literacy Specialist at Allendale Elementary. I absolutely LOVE my job and I look forward to working with my students every day! I am honored to be your teacher this year! I can't wait to make new memories during this school year!
A Little About Me ...
I grew up in West Seneca. During my elementary school years I attended Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School. For high school I graduated from Immaculata Academy in Hamburg.
I attended and graduated from Canisius College. I was fortunate enough to be a student there for my undergraduate degree as well as my Master's Degree. I received my undergraduate degree in Childhood Education which included certification in grades 1 - 6. With the completion of my Master's Degree in Literacy I am also a certified Reading Specialist as well as Early Childhood grades Birth - 2.
I am very lucky to have an extremely loving family! My parents are the two most supportive people in my life. I would not be the person I am today with out their guidance and influence in my life. My family would not be complete without my younger sister, Gabrielle. Gabbi and I are 10 years apart! I can not imagine my life without her! I have also been married for four years now. Mr. Nowinski fits right into our very close family!
In March of 2014, Mr. Nowinski and I welcomed our daughter into the world! Her name is Harper. She is the love of our lives! We just can't get enough of her! She amazes us each day. I think being her mom is the best thing in the entire world!
Involvement in the Arts
I have always loved the art of dance! I have been a part of the Eugenia's Dance Studio family for the past 30 years! I began dancing there at the age of 2 and I am currently on the faculty there. I teach students who are just beginning to learn to dance all the way up to advanced dancers that have been honored with many awards. I feel very blessed to be able to share my love of dance with my students at the studio.
In My Spare Time ...
I enjoy exercising and reading. I also enjoy watching football. My favorite team is obviously the Buffalo Bills! I always have fun spending time with my family and friends!
My Dog ... Zeus
Zeus is our first dog. He is a Morkie (that means he is half Yorkie and half Maltese.) He is such a sweet dog! I just love him!