All About Jeanine

I grew up on Long Island, New York. My passion growing up was dance (tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical). In addition to dancing at a studio, I was part of my high school’s competition kick-line team. 

I am currently in my 14th year of teaching. As a First Grade teacher, I get to teach little minds how to read and write. I teach young minds HOW to think, not what to think. Since dance has always been a passion of mine, I currently run a dance club after school for children in second and third grade. I am an avid reader of all types of literature (biographies, non-fiction, romance novels, and good old People magazine)! I love to snuggle up on the couch with a fuzzy blanket, our mini dachshunds, and a good book. I spend a lot of my time in the kitchen cooking! Baking is my specialty, from cookies to fruit pies. 

I have an older brother who is married with three children. He is a high school principal and his wife is a nurse. Our niece and nephews have been enjoying sleepover parties at our house since they were toddlers. Now that they are school aged children, they are very involved in sports and music. They still enjoy sleepovers at our house. We joke around about the fact that our sleepovers have gone from the children wanting to watch movies in our bed to wanting to take trips to the Hamptons and NYC! Although they are growing up, they still love board games and baking at our place. 

My parents, also known as Nana and Papa to the grandchildren, still live in the same house I grew up in. Both of my parents are retired. My mother was an elementary school teacher and my father was the vice president of a bank. We get together with our family weekly and speak on the phone daily. The family cannot wait to welcome a beautiful baby into their lives.