I have one cat and a dog. Toby is an orange tabby cat. He sleeps all day but is the softest cat. He loves to snuggle and always wants attention when someone is reading the newspaper. Brinkley is a yellow lab. He loves to play and run around. He has endless energy! He loves to always be with someone to make you know he is there (just in case you have any food for him).
Hello! Welcome to my page :) My name is Ms. Del Orfano. However, most students and parents call me Ms. D. I was born and raised on Long Island. My entire family also lives on Long Island. One of the most important aspects of my life is my family. My immediate family consists of my mom, dad, sister and brother. I also have many aunts, uncles and cousins that also live on Long Island. We see each other quite often to celebrate holidays and birthdays.
I graduated from West Islip High School. After high school, I attend the State University of New York at Cortland in upstate New York. At Cortland, I studied adolescence Earth Science and General Science grades 7-12. I attended Molloy College for my masters in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) to become certified as an ENL (English as a New Language) teacher.
This will be my seventh year in public schools. I was in Lindenhurst School District for two years as a permanent substitute teacher for one year and covering two Earth Science leave replacements, one for 8th grade honors and another for 9th and 10th grade inclusion. I also have experience teaching in regular ed 9th and 10th grade Earth Science and 7th grade general science. This is my fifth year in Sachem East and I am so excited to teach you all about the wonders of Earth Science.