Meet Mrs. Nowinski

  • I am very excited to be teaching first grade this year!  This is my tenth 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 ...

    Educational History

    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!