Hello! My name is Catarina Lopes and I am extremely excited to be your child’s 5th grade math teacher at the new GLC school! I have been part of the Long Branch family for the past twelve years, and have loved growing each year with our students, families, and dedicated staff members. Previously, I worked as the English Language Arts (ELA) Facilitator for two years and a 5th grade teacher for four years at the Audrey Clark School.
I was born in Portugal and came to America when I was eight years old. I grew up in the Ironbound section of Newark and attended both elementary and high school in Newark. I attended and graduated from New Jersey City University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Political Science. I’m fluent in 3 languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Please visit my page as often as you like. Here, you will find weekly homework assignments, helpful links, upcoming events, and the Long Branch District Calendar. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school with any questions, comments, or concerns.
I am looking forward to working with everyone in making this a successful year!!
Mrs. Catarina Lopes