Welcome to School #5
214 Day Avenue
Cliffside Park, New Jersey 07010
Principal: Dana Martinotti Email
Secretary: Carmen Reynolds Email
Nurse: Eleni Michaels Email
Upcoming Events at School #5
Dear School Five Families,
It is my honor and pleasure to introduce myself to you as principal of School Five. I am proud to say that this position is the pinnacle of my career as an educator and one I have strived for since I began my educational studies. I received my Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Seton Hall University and continued my coursework at William Paterson University where I received my Reading Specialist certificate and Master’s of Education in Reading. Later on I attended St. Peter’s University where I received my Certificate of Supervision and Master’s of Educational Leadership. My teaching career began in neighboring Fairview Public Schools where I was a Title I teacher and second grade classroom teacher. After spending a few years at home raising my two children, I was fortunate to resume my educational career in Cliffside Park where I was a Title I teacher, Reading Specialist, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, and, most recently, as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Undoubtedly each of these experiences along my path as an educator will be helpful as I begin my role as principal.
It has been a pleasure and valuable opportunity to work with the Superintendent of Schools, principals, and teachers in all of our schools with School Five being among them. Presently, I am excited to focus on and lead the School Five faculty and staff in educating your child while providing a safe, supportive learning environment. As the new school year gets underway, it is my hope to get to know all the wonderful parents of our students and work with you in an effort to provide your child with a strong, successful elementary education. Additionally, I am very excited to have our pre-kindergarten students and families join our School Five community!
Please know I am happy to meet and talk with you regarding any ideas or concerns you may have about your child’s experience in school this year. Feel free to call our office or send an email at any time.
Enjoy the rest of the summer!
Your partner in education,
Dana M. Martinotti