• My name is Maria Panizzi and I am from Lima, Peru (South America).  I have been a teacher in Long Branch for many years and I really like it; I have met so many wonderful children and teachers alike. In fact, all my good friends are teachers I've worked with. Teachers are my family. 

    I am currently teaching bilingual second grade. I have children from all over Latin America in my classroom. Like me, immigrants come to this wonderful nation for a chance of a better life. 

    I love being at  GLC because this is where I started teaching. Back then, it was the Elberon school, now it is completely different. It si beautiful, big, modern and accomodates an incredibly large number of children. I'm excited to be where I started and looking forward to another great school year.