Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Language Arts Master of Science in Education Curriculum
Mrs. Gaines grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Brookfield High School. She attended Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, majoring in adolescent through young adult integrated language arts with a focus on British and American literature. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts. She started teaching 7th and 8th grade in Bridgeport, Connecticut and later taught 9th and 10th grade English. She then moved to Danbury to teach at Danbury High School, where she taught 10th grade world literature and 12th grade Advanced Placement Language & Composition. Here at Long Branch, she teaches 12th grade English and AP English Language and Composition.