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    Hello! My name is Mrs. Derkacz. I graduated from Monmouth University 
    with a B.A. in English and Elementary Education.  This will be my 11th year 
    teaching at Frost School!
    During my time at Frost, I have taught in first, third and fourth grade.  
    I also worked as a kindergarten aide in the beginning of my career.
    Teaching has been my passion since I was a little girl, and I am so
    thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such wonderful children
    each and every day.
    Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and my two 
    daughters, Charlotte and Brinley. I also love being with my dog, Howie.
    He is a black lab mix. You will hear many stories about him in Writer's Workshop
    this year! During the summer, I love to go to Long Beach Island with my family.
    I'm so excited to meet you and learn more about you this year!