My name is Yaniris Maldonado and I have been teaching at North Bergen High School since 2016! I am eager to begin my 5th year teaching at NBHS for the 2020-2021 academic year. As a teacher and mother, I know this year is far from normal! BUT! We will make the most of it and I am confident with all the resources available to us through our district and outside sources, we can still create a positive learning environment that will help me plant the seed of curiosity in my students and help them discover ways in which to stay motivated in learning about science. Regardless of whether we remain virtual or return to in class teaching, I will try my best to make every day as motivating and accessible to my students and parents in order to provide the best learning experience possible.
A little bit about myself..
I graduated in 2012 from Saint Peter's University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and I am currently in process of obtaining my Masters in ESL at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Prior to teaching, I was medical assistant for 9 years and full time premed student. I changed careers because, although I have a passion for medicine, I wanted to make sure I was present in my kid's lives. As a parent, I understand the challenges of keeping up with work, homework, and extracurricular activities. However, I am here to help my English language learner freshmen transition successfully into high school and my upper classmen succeed in their last years at NBHS. As for the parents, please click on the link for your child's science class for further information that will help keep you updated with our class activities, homework and tests, and more.
My classes schedule for the year is listed below for future reference and for extra help hours.
** No Classes means I am not teaching that period
** Classes means I am teaching and may not be able to provide extra help at that time.
1st Period- ESL Anatomy and Physiology- 312
2nd Period- ESL Anatomy and Physiology- 321
3rd Period- NO CLASS
4th Period- Environmental Science ESL- 321
5th- Period- Environmental Science ESL- 321
6th Period- NO CLASS
7th Period- Lunch
8th Period- Environmental Science ESL- 321
9th Period- Duty
Extra help: Students can meet with me during my off periods or after school.