Faces of Brookside!

⭐️ First Grade Teachers ⭐️

First Grade teachers are a special group! The best first-grade teachers understand that working with young children can be challenging yet rewarding. We are lucky to have the BEST first-grade teachers at Brookside! Please join us in celebrating the first-grade teachers at Brookside School, and find out a little more about them!

Mrs. Bowker

  1. Dream Vacation: RV-ing to Yellowstone National Park
  2. In Elementary School I: lost my cello... TWICE!
  3. Who Most Inspires Me: My hard-working parents
  4. Favorite Restaurant: The Rolling Pin Cafe
  5. On Weekends I Like To: try new coffee places to find the perfect pumpkin spice yumminess!
  6. Hidden Talent: PERFECT omelette maker
  7. Favorite Movie: The Santa Claus
  8. Book Recommendation: Falling for Rapunzel (by Leah Wilcox)
  9. Go-To Snack or Dessert: Soft serve chocolate ice cream with EXTRA chocolate sprinkles
  10. A Person I'd Like to Meet: ALL the members of Rascal Flatts (again)!
  11. I Cheer For: kids helping kids!
  12. Most Used Emoji: 😍
  13. Favorite Quote: Make someone smile everyday, and remember, you're someone too!

MIss Cascione

  1. Dream Vacation: Italy
  2. In Elementary School I: was in the band
  3. Who Most Inspires Me: My family
  4. Favorite Restaurant: Bazzarelli in Moonachie
  5. On Weekends I Like To: go shopping with friends
  6. Hidden Talent: Playing the flute
  7. Favorite Movie: The Blind Side
  8. Book Recommendation: Becoming by Michelle Obama
  9. Go-To Snack or Dessert: Chocolate
  10. A Person I'd Like to Meet: Oprah Winfrey
  11. I Cheer For: The Yankees
  12. Most Used Emoji: ❤️
  13. Favorite Quote: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Miss Paolella

  1. Dream Vacation: Hawaii
  2. In Elementary School I: wanted to be a teacher since the first grade. I also played soccer, softball, gymnastics, cheerleading, and basketball.
  3. Who Most Inspires Me: my grandparents and parents. They are so supportive and motivate me to do my best each day!
  4. Favorite Restaurant: Burger Loft
  5. On Weekends I Like To: go hiking, hang with friends and family, go out to eat or spend time in Warwick. I love taking Bear with me anywhere I can or going for long walks.
  6. Hidden Talent: I have a lot of great crockpot recipes! I love using my crockpot to cook meals or appetizers.
  7. Favorite Movie: ANY Christmas movie
  8. Book Recommendation: Elephant and Piggie
  9. Go-To Snack or Dessert: anything with chocolate in it.
  10. A Person I'd Like to Meet: Blake Shelton
  11. I Cheer For: all of my students (past and present)! They are all amazing and work hard each day. I am so proud of everything they have accomplished during their first-grade year at Brookside!
  12. Most Used Emoji: 💕
  13. Favorite Quote: "stay kind, work hard, and play nice"

Miss Raymond

  1. Dream Vacation: Venice Italy
  2. In Elementary School I: Wanted to be a first grade teacher
  3. Who Most Inspires Me: My Dad
  4. Favorite Restaurant: Bacari Grill
  5. On Weekends I Like To: Spend time with my family
  6. Hidden Talent: Not really a hidden talent but I wear a kid's size 3 and 4 shoe
  7. Favorite Movie: Beauty and the Beast
  8. Book Recommendation: Spilled Milk
  9. Go-To Snack or Dessert: Anything with pretzels
  10. A Person I'd Like to Meet: Frank Sinatra
  11. I Cheer For: Steelers
  12. Most Used Emoji: 👏 Clapping
  13. Favorite Quote: ATTITUDE by Charles Swindoll

    "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.


        And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes”