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Mrs. Pasternak

Who I am professionally. I have been teaching since 2001 with almost all of those years in Frontier. I was a Reading Specialist and have worked as a classroom teacher in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. I have NYS certifications in Elementary pre-K through 6th grade,  Reading, and English 7-12.
Who I am personally. I live in Hamburg with my husband, Rich and two daughters, Emily and Jennifer, who also have attended Frontier. Emily graduated in 2013 and is currently finishing her college degree in Sports Management. She played lacrosse in high school and received a scholarship to play in college. She is also the JV girls' lacrosse coach here at Frontier. Jennifer graduated in 2017 and also played lacrosse and was on the swim team. She is currently a Mathematics major at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and received a scholarship to play lacrosse there, as well. 
I love teaching! Rest assured, I treat all of my students like they are my own. I always keep in my mind, "How would I want my daughter treated?" However, as any parent knows, I'm not perfect and I do make mistakes. I emphasize with students that it's OK to make mistakes but we also must learn from them.
Last Modified on August 28, 2017